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The San Antonio Light.
Vol. I.-No. 27 San Antonio, Texas, Thursday, May 3, 1883. Ten Cents a Week. Houston Street, next to Dr. Herd's residence. All tlio delicacies of tlio season. ELEtiAiVT 1'KIVATK DIMXd ROOMS For l'artlcs. OI'KN DAY AND NIGHT. Imported wines, liquors nnd cigars always on linnd. 8-HKim CARTER & MULLALY, Undertakers, ALAMO PLAZA. Funerals furnished With Kvory Itequlslto, Special attention (riven to forwarding bodies to all imrts of tlio United Stilton. tSTTelephono connoctlou. Culls attended day and night. TURN EROPERA HALL FRIDAY, MAY 4. Thrco nights and Saturday Matinee. Farewell tour In America, and Urst time In Texas, of tlio world-wide eelebrltlos tlio Concert and Comedy Comp'y. An organization of rare merit. Changn of progratuiiio every night. Admission l'nr luetic. $1; raised scats, "c; gallery, .ri0o. Mut I ueo prleos Wo. Moats secured without extra charge lit Itlscho's, opposltn postnllleu. 4-:X)tf llusluess Chances. Fine saloon, in llret class location, for salo for luilf Its value. Hoarding houses In good location; nlso fur nished houses. Furniture for wile and houses to rent. Hotels In city and country whole or half In terest. W. H. HILTON, COS West Houston street. (live Mo the Towol, I'leasc. Tlio finest lino of towellngs nnd sheetings are now on exhibition at Messrs. 8. Mayer .V Son'8 store, on the corner of CViinincrco and Navarro streets, .which aru unequalled In prlco nnd luulltv. As u saniplo it may ho safe to stuto that all linen towels are Bold ut $1 ner doen. They can lit tho household, kitchen nnd bar room wiiu uu requisites ui sucu price as win Klvo perfect satisfaction to tho put chaser. Tho Globe's Free Concerts. Tho evening concerts nt tho flloho saloon. 403 West Coinmcrco street, aru attracting at tention. Tlio performances oiiibruco works from tno urst masters, vocui musio wiiiun keeping of this. Visitors to tho city solicited to irivutho (Hobo a call. Flno refreshments. eatables and a fragrant smoke, with polltout- uinuanco always 10 no nan. 2-M-flra W. 1). Wiiioiit, Proprietor Hints on Dress. Tho Impnrtnnco of well mado dresses Is ad mitted by all Indies, both for comloi t nnd up pcarunce, but when rcadymado drosses for children, misses or ladles nro required It Is dlf ticult to obtain thorn in such a stylo as will so euro their approbation. Messrs. 8. Mayer Sc Son havoniadu this dcpartinont a special study and have an elegant stock of clilld'ens', iiiIkhcs' and Indies' dresses sultatlo for all occasions, in all styles and all prices. Their tollot and urcss sucqiics aro miieu aiiinircu, ami nro un Burpusscil. Great Itarjriilns In Houses mill Lots. Itock house and lluu lot with Mower gnrdon and griino arbor, near Avenuo I), for $-'100. Two liousoH on ouu lot on avenue I), for 1WU. Nice cottage on San l'cdro avenue, fl rooms, WHO. Hock houses near Alamo street, $l:aj0, $1(100, Two nleonow houses near Bunsct depot, imamiiu iiwju, Lots for sale In all parts of tho city. W. H. HIIiTON, EOS West HmiBton street. J'rotect tho Complexion. Nothing is moid necessary to a lady than n parasol, and In thlscliuiato It Is especially rcqu slto as a protection for tho complexion. Mossts. S. Mayor & Bon, of Coinmcrco street, havo u lino of parasols that lias Just been opened, which are fresh and new and in styles to suit all cluesos Von can buy thero a cheap, funcy parasol for "A cents, and It you want a better article tlio prices range upwards to $!. A lino broendo silk rmrusol in attainable for M. iiml tr an extra largo slzod twill silk parasol is re quired, you can get onofor$:W. Those urticlos cannot no uupucateu ai anyin-nir iiko mo prices in mo cny. Artlstlo Improvement. Mr. C. II. Mueller had added two beautiful show windows to Ills store on Commerce street, In nno is shown verv Una water. color paintings, In tho other a select stook of artists' materials. His stock of artists' and unlntcrs' materials Is oomnlcto. and em braces material for oil and water color paint ing, lead pencil drawing, crayon nnd pastell painting, porcelain and china decoration chronio photography, wax Mowers, decorative art, coach painting. Artists' lino bru6hos,inatho matlciil lnstrumcnta. oil and water color tialnt- lnifs. Ilngrnvings umichroinos surpasses any- iiung yoi soon in uoxas. utiwenis anu lov ers ut art in its various types should boo this oleirunt stock. Huhas tlio largest and host selected stock of picture frames and mould ings, uu Bizcs, over Drought, to Ban Antonio, which ho olfcrs nt oxtrcmolv low llguroB. Ho has tho solo agency for tho well known and most durvblo "Ashostos" paints rondy for nso. Tho color and durability of these paints are admitted by those who nro au thority in such matters to be tbo highest tirade, in tho market. His stock or oils, paints nnd wall paper Is complcto and Ms Slllinlv of window glass of uvnrv aim und description Is very large. Ily calling ut 205 Coinmcrco street, tlio public can bo pleosxl In any of the lines mentioned as well an la tbe low prices, which aro a. rulo ot tbo bouse, UK IB MY SON. That In What Mrs. Gardner Told the Jus tice and Jury This Morning. Tlio I u quest upon the body of tho man HaIpIi Oardnor or fJcorgo Houdorson, wag continued this mornlnc when Mrs. Gardner, of New Ilrnunfclr, was called and declared that she had sooi tho bodvnf dpi-mised nnd lilntitinn.i it us that of her son Ilnlph Gardner, and that ho was convicicu anu scnicuceu to mo peniten tiary, tlius confirming tho evidence or tlio innn Martinez who caused tho deceased to be arrested. Tho Jury, by their verdict, de clared that tho decrnaod, Italpb Oardner, came ui ins ueiuii uy a woiiuii iniuctcil oy tho olUcor wlillo rcslstlnif nrrost, and Justlllcd tho olllccr. A statement is initilo that Sheriff McCall re fused tnullow the dying deposition of Oardner jo bo taken. This Is most omphatlciilly denied by the Sheriff. In Justice to tho police It should bo said that although whlln thn mcloowns proceeding in V urgu's shop Mr. Vartra blow his police wliistlo a long tiinu before It was answcrcil, tho whistle was blown for the main part In tlio shop, from which cause It could only bo Indistinctly heard nnd tho sound could not bo located. Directly Mr. urga caiim on tho outsldo ho was sighted und Dotcctlvo Hughes and Olllccr Illshop Im- iiiu.na.ui i wuui. ui me scene oi action. l roin the facts adduced at tlio Inquest It ap pears that tho man was llalph Oardner ami that after Ids escape ho nosumcd tho name of Oenrifo Henderson, by which namo ha was sub sequently known by Chavez. Shely nnd tho other persons who employed him. I.OCAI. 1'KItSONAUS. Items Otenneil In the Hotel Corridors nnd from Various Other Sources. Mr. John J. Peterson, nt (Inllnd. la ntthn veuimi. Mr. U.S. lice, of thn Toledo Ilnllv linn. I vjpuiiik iiiucuy. Jlr. N. F. Uecrs. wife nnd servant, from (lal veston, aro at tho Mender. ColOncl (Jeorirn Tlnlivlirlit. .Innlmoti nf iiueriie, is hi iiiu wenirai. uuyiiiK iiurscH. no is ai mo ccnirni. Mr. V. V. Ollffore, of Hondo City, Is hero on private buslneos. He Is at tho Central. Mr. .1. M. Wiseman, son of u tirnmltmnt timn In Ijivernla, Is stayimr at tho Central. Mr. Herman Frucbel leaves for An. tin tn. day where ho Intends In future to reside. Mr. It. A. Holland, the well known tea mnr. chant, is confined to his room by sickness. Mr. Andrew Shaw. Scciutarv nf thn Itrltlsli association, nns a sovcro attack or bilious rover, Judiro A. W. Harden, of Indiana. Is on a pleasure trip, anu is sojourning- nt tho Central Messrs. J. W. Dullard nnd Tlinmim 'neiiwiilt. Intluentlal citizens of Hallcttsvlllo, are at the icnirai. Mr. Nrvllle-llairot. n new.eomor fmm Tw,- land.lias liurclmstd Charles l'otrlo's ranch, und Mrs. John It. Klinnk. ncnniniinninfl liv 1m- tn children. Miss Kvu and Master l'lilllp, loft to- uny iur i,uiuiuiiia, ooiiiu unroiinn. Captain It. M. Vnrk. luaniurlnir editor Sndnlln Democratic, anl Colonol A. II. CuniiiiiKhani, the hero of tho flobliart-tninnlnL-linm mumi aro vlsltlnir tlio city. Mr. It. A. Knlirht. who vlaltnd Sun Anmnln IH months ao, und oxprrssod his desiro to llvo hero ut that time, has returned nnd will locato here Pormancntlv. lie Is nt iirnsniit l ih ,eiuiai, uuu iiiiciuiH ifointr into ino stock Uusl ncss. I.IOIIT Sl'AKKS. .A child named Charles Fnval, rcsldlnirut .No.l". V'alllla street, is reported missing. Tho atli nnnivorsary of tho rioriniin-Kiic'' llsh school Ii to bo celebrated on Thursday. Tho Turner Hnnk nnd LaiIiIai. ..nttmntiv will parade on Alamo plaza ut 4::i0 this after noon. Mr. Itlldoltih Froehol and Minn Vlnrlnln .in k arc ui uu uiarneu on snturuay. Judiro Tickets nro sol nir kn but ciikea for tlm Juvenile Pinafore on thn 8th and mil of this uiuuiii. iieservcu seats ai aim nun s. Thov sav Miss Jcniilu Ilonnnlt. dniiirlitrp nf our nr. ixMincu, is irrauu as j"nmiuuo in rrofessor KntzcnbcrKor s Juvetilla l'lnaforo. Tlin enuea lit lthim.li.. ilea xu.nn.1 .....1 ...... charted with kecplni; disorderly housos, will no uearu in 1110 insirici court to-morrow morn InK. A renort Is current on thn utmMn fi.lfiv that u recently lmporteil reporler has skipped to avoid tho consequence of lllefal acts else- wncre. Tho Street Commissioners' mnri will l i.nl.l thUovenltur ill tli City Clerk's olllco for nr. vices rendered In April. Tho curt men will be paiu uu Diiiuruay. Tho tvnes vestordnv mniln tlm T.tniep anr that Aldcrinau Schrlcncr was absent from tho i;uy uounciion M iit'suuy rorino urst time In iu wueus. 11 buouiu nave ueen Hi years. Civic Dignitaries Iteport Tlio report of City Attorney 8. (. Newton. for tho mouth ending April 'M, for taxes col lected from delinquent tax payers, amounted to SIOS 01. Tho report of E. Oppcrman, Sanitary1 Olllpor, west sldo of tho city, comprising Wurds Nos. 1 audi!, for tho month of Anrll. st.itea ilmi rr. prlvlushad beon cleaned und 60 yurds made decent. Tlio report of II. Wllklns, Ditch Commis sioner, west slde.for (ho month of April, simply states that Mii L'.i wcru uald In who-hk fnr w.n l- ou tho Sail l'edro creek and tbo upper Labor .i.w ii.-i'viv ul j, i, .uuueuy, ruuuo woiuer, for the month of April, shows that he had welirhcd fitO loads, for which he received $11X1 Rl. The report of F. C. Hnuclsen, City Collector, iiAiiiuiu iiiu iiiiiuiviiiK nnvipis: uenenu iiiuu 5"S(ii) 01; special fuiu, J1474 01; pollco fund $2011 Si; school fund, $10,7X1 SO; Brand total Tlio ronort of Louis Eliorhnrdt. Rnnltjirv Tn. speotor oust sldo of tho river, says that up wards of J persons received sanitary notice durlnir tho month or April, and tliut he has culled special attention to tho lllthy state of tho nlloy ditch whero It crosses Austin street. They Hay It It True. A complaint bulnir mado to tho Lioiit that tho statement published in Its Issue of Monday that Mr. Auust Ilol'lif muiiii, after his assault on Mrs. Kelulnser, wns debtlnod by tho Moxl can tailor at tho Point of a nlstol until tlm i.n llco olllccr urrivod, was untrue, thu Liiiiit In Justice to Mr, Holllxinuuu niudo Inquiries Into the matter, und wus iufonued by tlio residents in the houso where the sceno occurred that tho stateincnt wns correct, und that If Mr. llnlllir- iiiuuti had not have stayed li would have onr- iiuu wiui uiui a ccruucaio or mo tuoiuy tlio wound thus Inlllotod, because tho tailor was In dolieato health, and feared tlmt. Mr. ll.,nir- inilOll lu Ills OXuitemcnt would eominlt a erlinn ( wuicu ii wus nis amy to pruvent, tOW I.U'K IN SAN ANTONIO. San Antonlan Olves a Gruphlo lie- serlptlou of the lleRgar Nuisance. The Fort Worth Gazette publishes the fol lowing description of the begqar life in Sn Antonio from the facile pen of their corre spondent here, Mr. Charles Seabaugh "There is no cily in the country like San Antonio in point of peculiarities. You will see things here that, we may say, could not exist or come about elsewhere. We have more saloons than any other city in the State, and yet hardly ever see a drunken man. We have, apparently, little enterptise, yet grow faster and do more business than facilities en able us to properly handle. We are a com munlty of decided libcralists. and yet have ine granuesi cnurcnes anu tne iinest choirs, we support a dozen beer gardens by a rush i I ng Sunday patronage, and also throw more nto the missionary contribution box than others do. We witness good results when the agency that brought them about seems never to have put in an appearance. Among the many ; peculiarities that bring our municipal individuality so prominently above the lake of ucstiair i uur - oeggars- uay. ims is the seventh day of the week, and the mendicants, men and women, are Mexicans. They have heard of the fame of San Antonio of the charity and benevolence that reside here and have sought us to aid them in eking out that existence wmcn consists in munching a dry crust, and wearing the cast-away garments ot some one of the more blcstof GodHt creatures Uefore wc had railroads we had more beg gars than we have now, and this is another strange 'hing in lav. of our argument that there is no place like San Antonio. When we had no railroads freighting between this city and points in Northern Mexico was done with prairie schooners, large Mexican waeons, with heavy wheels, broad tires, ami drawn over the long and rough distances by urn iu Biuau iiicin.au muics to eacn wagon. The teamsters were often induced through sympathy and appeals of friends, to pick up the beggars in small villages and' towns and bring them on to San Antonio,, vhcii me miDcrauic creatures would ue con veyed, maybe by authority of the Mayor of a town at some distant point where the train men would camp and find the aillicted. helo- less creature, and rather than leave him to die take him" in charge. After this was done, the beggar must be brought on to San Antonio. Thus we received dozens of the paupers of Nuevo Leon, Coa litula, Chihuahua, and others of the Mexican States. It is customary in Mexico for beggars to make their professional tours on Saturday, and the Mexican people are noted for their non-progression for adhering to the tradi tions of their fathers, just as the Democrats of td-day battle for the "time-honored princi ples or Jefferson. " Yes, the Mexican beggar cast the gloom of their unwelcome faces on us every Saturday, taking the veriest mite that is placed within their hands with the same blessing and manifestation of thanks that they would receive a fortune.. They are not only men, but women, dirly, unsightly and disgusting. We have a local ordinance against begging, and a poor house for pau pers, but beceintr is not abated, and it tikes peCK'nc, generally, to secure a berth in- our nome lor the poor. I.ATJS TKLKaUAl'HIO NKWS. Women un ultampuce. Fort Worth, May 2. A negro woman and a white woman engaged In a cutting match in IleU's-Half-Acre tn-dav. The Cau. casjan whipped out the Ethiopian, inflicting scriuus wounus. Cutting Itates Agulli. St. Louis, May 2. Reoorts that Eastern freight rates continue to be cut by two or three roads here are still circulated, and shin. menls posted on 'change indicate pretty plain iy mat uie rcporis are true. Children llurued to Iloath. Milwaukee, May 2. A Baily's harbor, Wisconsin, dispatch says ; A fire this mora ine destroyed William Tackson's residence. and his daughters, Olive and Bertha, seven and 12 years 01 age, were burned to death while up-stairs, where the fire started, Nocroos Golnc to Kansas, St. Louis, May 2. A party of 5 negro exodusters from Kentucky arrived here to-day and left on the Chicago and Alton for Kansas, They said they were the advance guard of many more wno expect to settle near 1 opeka, and that emigration from Kentucky will be yery neivy next Ian. uoue uruzy. Kansas, City, Mo., May 2. An Atchison, Kansas, special says: Clara J. Wilson, the young girl confined in jail for attempting to set fire to several buildings, is now a raving maniac, and as the Missouri authorities have not been heard from, she will soon be incar cerated tn the Kansa - .isane asylum. Indluusou the Warpath. St. Louis, May 2. Late advices from New Mexico say reports of Indians marauding are rife again. Muchacho, a negro renegade, Mescalero Apiche, with about 20 of Victo- n s old band, attacked a pack train a day or two ago near the White Sands. Three companies of cavalry have started in pursuit. Another smaller band raided the ranche at Alamo Springs, and Colonel Forsythe has sent two companiesof the Fourth cavalry after them. Murdorous As'autt on a Lady, IIai.timoke, May 2. Monday night, about 10 o'clock, while Miss Anna Traverse was ' going from the house of her sister to her own und U.rl 'yoil m Q SSSS?,, M I ESEl mothe 7 nl 1 ill5 a home, three b! cks distant, in a northwestern Jlrc Biitlsractlnii at Kuhn & Co. 'b popular iral-, y."?.,""".011.1" now: but he nevr Ction of tho city, .he was Msaulted by wo 1 'a,lA00,Ula -orthwcmloognoor JK J,' 1"on colored men, who felled her with a stone, and then cut her throat and robbed her of a few dollars. She was found early Tuesday In a vacant lot where she was assaulted and re moved to her home. She is a daughter of the late W. K. Traverse, who several times represented Dorchester .county in the General Assembly. ,She is not expected to survive her injuries. Nnslmlle Itaces. Nashville, May 2. Second race, three quarter mile heats Defiance, Joe Shelby, Juliet, Greenwood, Egyptain and Doubtful statted. Juliet got off first, and was net head ed, winning the first heat. Time, 1:10. Greenwood won the second heat in t:iQ and also the third heat in 1:21. Third race, mile and a cjuarler Alhlone, George, Makes, Leonore)and Major Hughes started. Hakes led for a mile, when Hughes came on and won by a length, Hakes, second, same distance in front of Alhlone. Time, 2:15. Fourth race, three quarters of a mile Tal leyrand, the favorite, got off firsu Twilight, who started fouttli, won by a length and a half in front ol Rothschild, second, and George L, third. Seven started. Time, i:iq. The Malfest. Galveston, May 2. The regatta this morning between ihe Galveston and the Pro tection rowing clubs attracted a large crowd to the wharves. The first was a four-oared barge race, followed by the slx-oarcd barge race, both of which were won by the Calves ton racing club after a spirited contest. No contestant appearing against John Crotty, of the Galveston club, in the single, he rowed over the course alone in order to lay claim to the prize. The prizes were offered by the Maifest management, and consists of three beautifully chased silver eoblets. and these were this afternoon awarded to the winning crews on the Maifest Grounds. The pro gramme as set forth in the dispatch last night was rigtuiy loiiowcd, and wound up with a magnificent pyrotechnic display that surpassed an previous etlorts upon the part ol the Mai fest management. Dancing and various other amusements were in progress at a late hour, and taken all in all, it was one of the most successful Mailest celebrations ever given in liaiveston. Labor Troubles. Sl. Louis, May 2. The union stone cut ters and plasterers went out on a strike to-day, They presented a demand on the bosses yes terday for an increase from $3 50 to $4 per day and the establishment of a uniform rate, Employers refused to accede, and this morn ing about 500 stone cutters and 600 plasterers quit work. Bricklayers will to-morrow de mand an increase of half a dollar uer dav. wmcn me uosses win not accede to, anu they will probably strike. There are rumors of the usual spring strikes in the various traues. St Louis, May 2. The coal miners of Ilel'cville (Illinois) district struck yesterday for higher wages. They claim that they have only been getting ft to 2 cents per bushel for digging, and now demand 2U cents. Operators refuse to com ply, but it is said that they will probably ac cede to the miners' demsnds. It is under stood that similar action was taken in all the mining districts of the State. Diligent in quiry fails to reveal any movement among ciarg makers here looking to a strike. A few manufacturers are paying ajslight advance, but the great bulk of men are working at the old s :neauie I'lTTSBURG, May 2. Complete reports Irom the railroad coal district in which the strike was Inaugurated yesterday, state that all the miners have joined the strike against a reduction, save those at W. P. Rand & Co's, and the Cherry Hill Coal company. A dele gation of strikers, headed by martial bands, win buiiounu incse pus mis auernoon anu re main until the men at work ioin the strike Operators are preparing to have the strikers kept oil their property, but no violence is an licipated There is no change in the status of the ci gar makers' and plasterers' strike. Shenandoah, Pa May 2. Work at the No. 4 colliery of the Lehigh Valley coal com pany stopped to-oay by the stnkt of loaders. They have been loadine 22 cars per dav. but now refuse to load more than 15, hence the sirnce. Kitrz Si Kuhn's Sleiin Shussko factory rocommends Itself to an epicureans who wish to test tine cervelat, rollat, boloirim and Wlonna snusunes. Ileui; Salesroom 410 Houston street, next door to wuvoncK lunii oiuce. New Summer Garden Mr. William Huppersburir bus opened a cosy little summer irurdun. eornnr nf Garden tm,l ilroouiBtrcots, whero you cun spend a pleasant ovcnlnir and prucuro all thu refreshments usually to bo found. C30I teor on drauirht. All Invitation to tho public extended. 6-1-ani Just the Thine lor Slimmer, Mr. Frank A. Solfel bus Just received a flno lot of tho Improved Triumph Coal Oil Stoves of nil sUob. BUIUiblo forull purposes. Thoy will boll, roiiBt nnd heat niiythinir without tho necessity of a lire. I'rlco from 75 cents. Cull and Bto them ut SoffoU's Btoro, Alamo street. mq.uainj utinrwu muling n. s-ls-IIll A 1'roclamatliiu. To tho people of San Antonio nnd Western Toxns : Those of you who desire n Urst class picture 01 your eii or any momiier or your family, ul 11 jruu iiuru niu inuiures "cu as uairucrreo types, nmhrotyios or uny othur stylo of picture CO UltTS II 1 1 IN HUSSIA. A Visitor Telia thn Light Headers How the Kusslau llellesnre Courted. Mr. R. II. D Leicester, M. A. Oxon, of the English Land Syndicate , is visiting Ihe city. Mr. Leicester is a frequent contributor to the English piess, and is a writer of con siderable repute, lie thus writes of his ex periences of courtship and marriage In Rust sla: Love is the same the world over, but courllng" is managed very differently in dif ferent countries. Russian courting, among the middle classes, Is peculiar. The first Whit-Sunday after the young girl is acknow ledged by her mother to be of marriageable years, she Is Uken to the Petersburg summer garden to join in a "btidal promenade." This consists of the daughters ol the Russian tradesmen walking in procession, followed by their parents. Up and down they go, pre tending to chat with each oilier, and to take no notice of the young men the tradesmen's sons, dressed in their best clothes who walk in another procession on the other side. How ever, every now and then some young lellow slips out of his proper rank and adds himself to the line of girls on the other side, speaking to one particularly. The parents of the girl join in the conversation in a few moments, and soon they leave the promenade and are joined by the parents of thcyoung man. Gen erally the old folks have talked it well over before, but on this occasion eveiy one pre- icnu iu uc 3uiiiiacu. un me ncxi uay a ic male confidante calls on the gitl's parents and requests her hand. This granted, all the re lations on both sides meet and argue about the poition to be given with the girl. If this is not satisfactory, all is at an end; if it is what is expected, the betrothal takes olace. The bride and bridesgroom kneel down upon a great iur mat, anu uie oriue takes a ring Irom her finger and gives It to the bridetgroom, who returns the gilt by another. The bride's mother, meanwhile, crumbles a piece of bread over her daughter's head, and her lather folds the image of his daughter's patron saint over his future son-in-law's well-brushed looks. As they rise, bridesmaids sing a wedding- suiq;. me yucsis cacn onng lorward a present ol some sort. Wine is handed about, and some one says it Is bitter, and needs sweetening. Upon this the bridegroom kisses the bride, the sweetness being supposed lo be provided by this kiss salutes the company, and takes his leave, on which the bridesmaids sing a song with a chorus somcihing like this Farewell, happy bridesgroom, Hut return to bo still more happy. Courtinc-time has now beoun. Kvrrv i-vm. ing the lover comes to his lady's home with a present, which is always something good to eat generally cakes or sugar-plums. He makes love under rather awkward circum stances, for the "bridesmaids sit about the be trothed pair in a circle, singing songs descrip tive of thrir happiness. The last evening ol the courtship is enlivened by the presentation of the gifts of the bridegroom, which must in clude brushes, combs, soap, and perfumery. un rer.eiv ng incse, me oriuesmaids instantly carrv the bride awav. nnd wash h her hair, and perfume her pocket-handker- cniei. inus toucneu up, sue returns to the company, and the bride's father gives his fu ture son-ip-law the marriage portion, which he takes home with him in a neat bag. The nexi morning ne returns lor the lady herself. She receiving him with her hair unbraided and flowing down her back. Thev are mar. ried by the ceremcnies of the Greek church. ami uie 0111 ioiks never go to tne wedding dinner. Those eternal bridesmaids, whom they must hate ;by this time, are there, how ever, still on duty, and this evening closes by the bride kneeling down and pulling off her husband's boots, to prove her intention to be an obedient and submissive wife. Good-natured bridegrooms generally hide jewelery or money In their boots, which ihe bride may take possession of as balm for her pride. ucr uie wcuiiiuK-uaj- mc parents begin to ive feasts, and keep it up a week, and it is not until this is over that the "young couple" see those blessed bridesmaids take their departure. They are then compelled to kiss (hem, thank them.,and give them each a pres- Mr. Leicester evidently does not annrnvf nf tqe Russian style, inasmuch as he returns shortly to England to espouse his fiancee, Miss Fannin Simpson, of Liverpool. A Silly Girl Saved by Ilonth. Speaking of ihe persecution of actors re minds me of a very pretly story regarding Edwin liooth. It was while he was playing at the Winter Garden that a young miss in her teens fell desperately in love wilh him. She was the only daughter of wealthy parents, and night after night she would make some excusa to leave home and go to the theatre. She deluged Dooth with love letters, and finally he wrote to her telling her to meet him at Ihe stage door nt the end of Ihe performance on e certain night. She was Iherc according to appointment. Uooth banded her into his carriage and gave some whispered instiuc lions to the driver. The horses were driven rapidly and in a few moments the young girl found herself in front of her own home. The carriage stopped and lioolh assisted her to alight. Taking her arm in his he walked wilh her up the stoop and rang tho bell. It was late, and the girl's father, who had become very anxious about her whtreabouts, opened the door. When he saw her in the company of the actor he started hack in astonishment. "Mr ," said Booth very quietly, "I have brought your daiuhter home. She has been very lonlish, but she has promised never 10 oe so ngiin, and 1 would advise you to take better care of her." With these words