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"You may laugh as you please over my
notions," said Mr. Ashleyto his two be
jeweled sisters-in-law, "but this little girl
is to be trained up into a smart little busi
ness woman. She is to be just as efficient
in that Hue as if she were a boy. Every
body despises a young man who has no
sense about business, even if he is heir
to a fortune, and there is no reason why a
young lady should grow up in idleness
any more than her brother. There are
a great many up and downs in social life,
and I want my little 'Goldie Locks' to be
armed against reverses. She may not al
ways have her father's purse to draw on,
and I want her to be able to earn mony
for herself, just as her brother would have
done if he had lived."
The two ladies were perfectly shocked
at such sentiments from thier rich broth
er-in-law, but they felt that remonstrance
was useless. If he would spoil poor, dear
Alice's little girl in that way, it was no
fault of theirs. For their part, they could
better trian the child how to spend her
father's large income but the idea of her
learning to earn money," with such ex
pectations as were hers, was beyond
Mr. Ashley pursued his own course,
regradless of the comments it awakened
in the two households near his own.
One of little Effie's birthday gifts, when
only eight years old, was an elegant little,
account-book, done in green and gold,
and as handsomely gotten up as the
daintiest autograph album.
He gave her some very simple direc
tions about keeping her small accounts,
-and then told her he should give her an
allowance on the first of every month, on
the condition that she should put down
every penny of expense in an orderly way
and state clearly for what she spent the
Effie was a bright little girl and was
much pleased with her "new play," and
entered upon it with great spirit. She
spent several of her dimes that very after
noon, more for the iun of putting down
the account than because she was abso
lutely out of pencils and stationery for
school uses. She thought that pencils
and such like articles had a very respect
able look to start her little account book
with. "So much more business-like than
just candy and doll's slippers.". These
articles came in, however, in due season,
for what little girl with money in her
purse could well withstand such tempta
So great was the pleasure of spending,
that long before the month was up Miss
Effie tound herself a bankrupt, and just
then her necessities began to press upon
her. But it was an understood thing
that her very liberal allowance was to
supply all these small matters, and make
many drafts on father's purse quite un
necessary. Here was a bad delemma,
and Effin went straight to her atner with
it, as she did with all her troubles. Fath
er smiled, well pleased at the chance of
teaching a good financial lesson.
Now if father should hanu out the
money for these new wants, Effie, the les
son would all be lost. As far as I can
see, they are all things that can wait until
next month. Of course, anything you
need at school I must advance the money
for and take out of the next month's al
lowance. But that would have its disad
vantages, you know," and he gave a
kiss to the sober, unturned little face.
"Business was business," she found, and
may be the road would wind up hill at
times. She thought and studied consid
erably over her puzzled problems, and
finally asked father if there was not some
way by which she could save money, as
Jane, the little waitress, did, to supple
ment her allowance. This was the very
point her father desired to gain, and he
was quite ready to open the way.
"You see my dear, what a sad state my
papers are in after mail time every day.
I read them and throw them down, too
busy to put them in order. If you will
take this task upon yourself, and perform
it faithfully every forenoon after I go
down to the office, I will pay you fair
wages in fact, I look forward to the day
when my little girl can take the entire
charge of this room. I greatly dislike
having any house-maid enter it. A* little
disarrangement of my papers might occa
sion great trouble."
Little Effie was delighted with her
commission, and set about her first task
of earning money with a wonderful zest
which would never have come to her
without having first felt the want of it.
So step by step was the child induced
into various little financial schemes, and
long before she had laid aside her dolls
had she learned to calculate with her fa
ther questions of prafit and loss, with a
view to. various investments he was mak
ing. To make the impression still deep
er, he never sent out a vessel without giv
ing her some little "venture" of her own,
in which she learned to take the deepest
interest. She studied the peculiarities of
the various foreign markets where her a
ther traded, looked out the countries on
the great map in the office, and traced
out the vessel's course. She learned to
take a watchful interest in the reports of
arrivals and departures, and, indeed,
could have instructed many much older
than herself long before she was in her
At nineteen she was her lather's book
keeper, with a fair salary, and had an
elegant little office fitted up luxurintly
for her especial accommodation. It oc
casioned a good deal of talk, i this eccen
tric way of bringing up an heiress, but
Effie felt that she was father's boy,"
(j and they two were all-the world to each
other. Her education had been carefully
attended to, and her social nature not
neglected, but the world of fashionable
dissipation she had not entered, nor did
she sigh for it.
Alas! the lesson ol usefulness had not
come too early. Sad financial disasters
all through the land swept away many
still larger fortunes, but that was not the
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saddest blow to Effie. Her fater, too,
was taken from her, and no wonder that
for a time she was crushed by the blow.
But there were duties closely pressing
on every side, and she could not vield to
idle grief. She set herself faithfully to
work to cairy out the principles of life
that her father had been instilling
through all the years of her existence.
An orphaned cousin, like herself finan
cially stranded, she took into her counsel.
Their plans were soon matured, and in a
new fast growing town they opened a
small provision store with the limited
capital they could command. Their
store oon became no'ted as the neatest
grocery store in the place. Everything
was fresh and tidy, and there was always
room for a blooming flower-pot in the
window. It was something rare and
beautiful, and often changed for another
which had been perfecting itself in the
small back room where the brave girls
kept house. A hired boy was all the
help they had at first, but with their
bright, eheery ways they managed to
"make much" of him. Cheerful folks
are always the best served by those in
their employ.
Effie was the business manager, and
she.conducted their firiancial affairs ad
mirably. And Saturday night she could
tell you axactly how the firm stood, and
as it was a cash store there were no bad
debts to bother about. Now all her form
er education came in play. She was
most thankful for that early drilling
which had brought her to handle money
wisely, and turn it over to the best advan
tage. The business grew with a steady,
healthy growth, like a snowball in deep
snow. Better still, her worth was known
and valued in the community to which
her presence was a blessing. The poor
and the suffering knew always where to
turn for a helper and a sympathizing
Effie, too, found a new and happy
home at last, and not unwillingly laid ofi
the cares of the large establishment on
the strong young shoulders of Cousin Dell
and an industrious young merchant who
proposed to unite the interests of the two
concerns in a very emphatic manner. In
deed, henceforth Dell seemd to take fully
as much interest in Arthur's success in
business as her own. Whenever the
wheels got into a tight place, Cousin Effie
was willing to leave her handsome home
and its precious ties, and come down for
a day or two, if need be, to help straighten
Indeed, in all the relations of life she
never found it of the slightest disadvant
age that she had enjoyed the benefit of a
thorough business training, and she fully
carried out her plans of making her own
gills efficient, piactical working women,
as she wished her only son to be an in
dustrions, intelligent business man.
If more daughters were trained in the
same way, this would not be such a hard
world for women to make a living in,
when reverses come. There are a great
many poor people in almost every com
munity, but few are so poor or so hard to
help as useless women who have been
reared in idleness of both brain and hand.
A Fiend's Confession.
Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette.J
The mystery connected with the murder
of the three persons near Wheeling the other
day, has been partially cleared up by the ac
tion of John Wallace in confessing the
crime. Wallace on Friday sent word to the
jury that he desired to make a clean breast
of it. He was brought before them and
cautioned that what he said would be used
against him. He then told his story, as fol
"I will tell it all. Some time ago I was
down in Littleton and met Henry Villers and
fell in conversation with him. He asked me
what I thought of brother George's wife. I
told him I thought she made George a good
wife and was a mild and gentle woman. He
wanted to know if I thought her
overbearing and abusive to people.
I told him that I thought she
was and was kind of deceitful. He said
she had insulted him when he worked for
George last fail, and I told him of how she
had spoken lightly and slightingly of both
me and my wife. He told me that day in
Littleton that he would give me, or anybody
else, $30 for killing George Wallace's wife,
and said he would help do it. I told him I
didn't like her, but nothing more
was said about the matter until last Tuesday,
the 19th inst., wnen I was in Littleton, and
again met Henry Villers. He spoke of a
fight he had with Enoch Roberts, and said
to me: "Will you help me to do that to-day
what we talked about some time ago?" I
know he referred to killing George's wife I
said I would, but said nothing more to him
about the matter until after night. I saw
Mr. Conway in the afternoon he asked me
up to supper and I went. After supper,
about dark, George and I started for Little
ton we walked into town and stopped
at the post office we stayed there until about
7 o'clock: we then went up the railroad toward
Mr. Conway's, walking on up as far as the
water-tank, and there sat down and talked
at 8 o^clock George went on to Conway's,
and I went back to Littleton.
"I went to White's store,-and in a few
minutes was joined by Henry Villers and
some others who came in. I sat on the
counter Henry Villers stood close by me,
and said: 'Will you help me to do that to
night?' I said I would. He then said: 'I'll
go with you and we'll do it to-night,' and
asked me who was staying with George's
wife. I told him Mary Church. Then he
told me 'to go first and take one or the par
ties out of the house and kill them, and he
would kill the remaining ones,' and said,
'You will find a half pint flask of whisky at
the corner of the coal-house, near the water
station.' The 9 o'clock train then passed
and we all went to the door. Villers, my
self, and some others walked to Pender
grast's store, but Villers stopped there and
went back to the doctor's. I walked on up
to George Lemaster's house, but did not go
in. I then went to the railroad and went
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directly out into the country, and up to
George's house, expecting Henry Villers to
follow me. When I got to the house I
knocked at the door* but no one answered,
and then I went around to the window and
knocked at it. George's wife asked 'Who is
there?' I told her it was me, and she said
come round to the door and come in. I
went in the house and she asked me what I
wanted. I told her that Hen Church's wife
was very sick, and wanted her to come over
as soon as she could. She got up and dressed
herself and the baby. I asked her if there
was a hammer about the house, and said I
wanted one for Henry Church. She said
there was one in the chicken-house, and went
to get it, and gave it to me.
"We started for Church's, I carrying the
child', and she following. I carried the child
until we got to a point about half way be
tween the house and where she was found
dead. She took the child here, and carried
it to where she was afterward found. When
we got to the fence and went to cross it I
took the child on my left arm, and, as she
-was crossing the fence, I struck her on the
back of the neck with the hammer. (He
cried here, and said: 'Have mercy on
me!') She fell on the side of the
fence I was on, and I struck her twice
more with the hammer on the head. I
laid the child down, and when it cried I
struck it on the head once with the hammer.
Then I started to go away as fast as I could,
but was afraid Villers had not gone to the
house, and I went back there. I got to the
house and found Villers was not there, and
asked Mary Church to get me something to
eat. She got up to get me something and
went to the shelf where the dishes are kept,
and then passed around behind me, between
me and the door, and then stood facing the
fire. I struck her on the back of the head,
with the same hammer, and then passed out
the door and turned back and took the ham
mer in my left hand and struck her twice,
striking through the half-open door. I then
shut the door and went home as fast as I
could go. Whether Villers was there or not
I don't know I didn't see him. I came down
past Henry Church's on my road home got
there twenty minutes before 12 it struck 12
before I got to bed. I took two drinks in
Littleton. I have nothing more to say."
During the recital of this terrible story.
Wallace frequently covered his face with his
hands and sobbed, while he frequently ejac
ulated, "I must tell all," "Have mercy on
me," and like expressions. Notwithstand
ing Wallace's statement, Dr. J. S. Reager, of
Littleton, says that Miss Church had cer
tainly been outraged, and his opinion was
that Mrs. Wallace had been too.
George Villers, the person implicated by
the above confession of John Wallace, is a
young man about 23 years old. He is by no
means prepossessing in appearance, and yet
bears a tolerably fair reputation. Drinks a
little occasionally, but is industrious. People
generally discredit the story implicating him
in the murder. He is ignorant, slow of
speech, and has an awkward way about him.
He says that, in his opinion, the part in the
conspiracy charged upon him by John Wal
lace, was the part played by his brother
George in the affair. In anwer to a question
as to why George should enter into such a
conspiracy, he replied that the general opin
ion was that he wanted to get rid of his wife,
as was shown by his letter to her father and
his habitual conduct toward her. He said
that he had often been at George's house,
and was on good terras with him and his
wife, and that nothing disagreeable had ever
occurred. The story was made np by John
Wallace to help his case.
English Grain Market.
LONDON, March 26.The Mark Lane Ex
press review of the British corn trade the last
week says: A large breadth of spring corn has
been planted under favorable conditions, and
the seasonable weather of the last few weeks has
strengthened the wheat planted without un
duly forcing it. In spite of the present winter
weather we have every reason to hope for a
more prosperous season than for three years.
In many districts the sowing of barley and oats
is nearly completed, that another week of dry
weather would nearly end the spring sowing.
Seme reaction in favor of higher prices is no
ticeable in the wheat trade, but the improve
ment has only in a few instances extended to
home grown grain, which has been maiketed in
a very short quantity and somewhat defective
condition. Foreign wheat, of which the im
poits into London were very moderate, is met
with an improved demand at an advance of a
shilling per quarter, chiefly on American
discriptions, but more business is passing than
of late in all varieties, and the tendency of
prices is in the sellers' favor.
There has been some contiental demand,
which has tended to advance values for cargoes
off the coast. It is probable France will require
seven hundred thousand quarters of fine wheat
for mixing purposes between this and harvest.
Judging from the dullness of trade at the
close of the week it is doubtful whether last
week Monday's advance will be maintained, as
arrivals of wheat from America and Russia the
next few months will be on too large a scale to
admit of much enhancement of values. France
will probably relieve us of some portion of the
accumulated stocks in southern Russia, but al
lowing for this it is scarcely likely the ordinary
consumptive demand will be sufficient to sup
port the present currencies.
Some attention is directed to Indian wheat,
of which the stocks in London are worked
down to comparatively a narrow compass, and
a Blight improvement in the value of Calcutta
produce appears probable. Maize, although
quiet, is fairly steady. Both old and new corn
is in moderate request at late rates, but other
sorts of feeding corn are dull. Grinding bar
ley and inferior sorts of oats have given way
one shilling and six pence per quarter, respect
ively, with moderate arrivals.
Russian Losses During the War.
Official returns state that the Russian
losses in killed and wounded during the late
war amounted to 89,304 officers and men.
Among these there were ten generals killed
and eleven wounded. One prince of the
imperial family and thirty-four members of
the higher nobility of Russia fell on the field
of battle. Of the wounded, 36,824 are al
ready perfectly recovered, and 10,000 more
will be able to leave the. hospital during the
next few weeks: The proportion of killed
and wounded to the total number engaged
was very large, one out o&^very six men who
went into action being either injured or left
dead on the field of battle. In the great ac
tions of the late France-German war the
proportion of killed and wounded to men
was very nearly the samfe^being
Spicheren, and one-eighth in the battle of
Mars-la-Tour. The returns also show that
one out of every eleven wounded men re
ceived into the Bussian hospitals died from
the effects of the injuries received. During
the whole campaign only two men were pun
ished with death one for the crime of deser
tion, the other for robbery, accompanied
with violence. On the other hand, $20,000
rewards were given in the form of decora
tions, promotions, or rewards of money, the
eighth corps, which so long held and de
fended the Shipka Pass, receiving the great
est proportion.
SENATE March 25.Mr. Windom re
ported the consular bill. Mr. Wallace sub
mitted an amendment to the bill to repeal the
resumption act. The bill to provide for expens
es of the district government passed. The
deficiency appropriation bill passed. Mr. Howe
addressed the Senate in support of his reso
lution calling on the President for informa
ion relating to the alleged defalcation by
Judge Whittaker, of New Orleans.
HOUSE, March 25th.A large number
of bills were introduced under call of the house
and referred to suitable committees. A
motion to suspend the rules to take up
Stephens' supplemental silver bill was defeat
ed, 140 to 102. A .similar motion to take up
the bill suspending the action of the sinking
fund was lost, 122 to 112. Motion to make
the Stephens' bill the special order for April
4th was also lost.
SENATE, Maich 26.The House joint
resolution to extend the time for the payment
of tax on whisky in bond was concurred in
Mr. Blaine made some remarus upon the cor
respondence between the British and Ameri
can governments in relation to the Halifax
fisheries commission, after which, on his mo
tion, it was referred to the committee on for
eign affairs. The claim of D. G. Corbin to the
seat from South Carolina, occupied by Butler,
was referred to the elections committee. Mr.
Merrimon spoke in favor of the judiciary coml
mittee's Pacific railroad funding bill. M:
Matthews moved the railroad committee's
bill as a substitute.
HOUSE, March 26th.The tarnff bill
was reported and referred to tne committee
of the whole. Resolutions were passed for
printing public documents. The senate bill
increasing accommodations for the library of
congress was concurred in. Mr. Wood report
ed a resolution making the tariff bill the
special order for Tuesday, April 4 after de
bate' adopted137 to 114. The Field-Dean
contested election case of Massachusetts was
discussed. The senate bill for District of
Columbia government was passed.
HOUSE, March 27.A bill to establish
a national quarantine, to prevent the intro
duction of infections diseases into the United
States, was reported and referred. The Mas
sachusetts contested election case of Dean
against Field came up, and the minority re
port, declaring Field entitled to his seat, was
defeated by a tie vote. Without coining to a
\ote on the maiority report, the house ad
SENATE March 27th.A resolution was
passed paying the contestant for Kelloeg's
seat from Louisiana in the Fortv-thhd con
gress. A bill was introduced calling on the
war department for information relating to
the operation by government of the Atlantic
and North Carolina raihoad in 1865. Mr. Hill
addressed the senate upon the Pacific railroad
funding bill. The consular diplomatic appro
priation bill was then called up, and the
amendments of the committee on appropria
tions restoring the salaries reduced and
stricken out by the house agreed to. Other
amendments were made, and the bill passed.
SENATE, March 28.Mr. Teller repoit
ed with amendments, the bill to incorporate
the National Pacific railroad company. The
bill providing for the sale of certain Indian
lands in Kansas and Nebraska, was passed.
Several pension bills were passed. Mr. Bailey
spoke in favor of the judiciary committee Pa
cific railroad funding bill. Mr. Teller report
ed with amendments, the bill for a railroad
from Bismarck to to the Black Hills.
HOUSE, March 29.A bill was passed
appropriating $420,000 for the payment of
claims allowed. Mr. Stephens' introduced a
bill to promote the general use of the metric
standard. The rest of the session was spent
on the private bills callendar.
Just Dropped In."
Neighbors are an excellent institution,
it they only keep their places. But neigh
bors out ot their places are quite an
other thing.
The Bible enjoins it upon us to love
our neighbor as ourself, and then perti
nently inquires, who is our neighbor?
If anybody can love a meddlesome
envious, prying back-door neighbor, he
must have more grace and patience than
the most of us.
In large cities the inhabitants know
very little about neighbors but in coun
try villages and in the rural regions it is
altogether different.
Every neighborhood has one or more
of those troublesome people who are con
tinually dropping in. They are of both
genders, and equally disagreeable. Your
female neighbor comes over while you
are at breakfast and begs you won't mind
her, and she sits down in the dining-room,
and stares at you while you eat, and fixes
her eyes on the patch on the table-cloth,
and shows by her expression that she
knows your forks are plated. If you
have bacon for breakfast, she tells you
she dislikes pork and insinuates
that it is unfit for Chiistians to eat, but
she will add, as a sort of qualifier, that,
if you like it, it is all right.
Then she will want the pattern of little"
Joe's apron, and she will go into your
parlor to get the last fashion magazine, to
save you the trouble of going, when you
know she only does it for an excuse to
pass by your bedroom door, to see if the
bed is made.
You never can have anything or do
anything without your back-door neighs
bor's cognizance. She is as keen on the
scent as a blood-hound. Your new
spring suit, that you have vowed she
should, not see until you appeared in it at
church, she spies out by a piece of trim
ming carelessly left in your work-basket,
and she guesses at its cost, and asks
where you got it, and how many yards
you had, and who cut it, and if you
made it yourself, and says she likes blue
but then green, is all the style. But she
supposes you got blue because green is
so trying to a sallow complexion.
When she finds out that you'purchased
the material at Smith's She says that \slie
always shops at Jones.'. Jonea is to be
relied, upon, but then Smith tells .a' gpod
story, and knows just how to handle cus
tomers -who do hotr understand
And then she asks again what you paid
for your dress, and you dare not tell her
a cent more on a yard than it really was,
for you know she will go directly and
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ask Smrth/airabout it.
And this brings us to wonder why it
is that women in general, and nearly
everybody else, are prone to represent the
price of articles they purchase a little
higher than the actual facts will warrent?
Why is it that we all want to have it
thought that our twenty-dollar suits. cost
thirty? and our hundred-dollar parlor sets
cost a hundred and fifty?
Our back-door neighbor sees through
all our little shifts to appear better than
we are, and she lets us know that she does.
She knows that the handsome rug was
put before the sofa in our sitting room to
hide that thin place in the carpet she
knows that we use brown sugar to sweeten
pies and doughnuts, she knows that our
Tom will swear when he is out of hum6r,
and that Mr. Brown slams the doors when
things do not suit him.
She just drops in two or three times a
week,-sonietime& bftener, andia,only go
ing to stop a minute. She never takes
her hat and shawl off because she can't
stop. And there she will sit and talk,
and hinder you with your work, and
spoil the whole forenoon for you, and,ften
to one, she stays to dinner, and prqtests
that she wouldn't have stopped for any
thing in the world but because hhe was
afraid, of hurting your feelings.
She only just droped in a moment, and
never thoght of stopping.
No, indeed!
Nothing of your family affairs is safe
from tier observation. She knows just
how often your oldest girl has gentlemen
to call on her and who they are, and how
late they stay nights, aad who their
gi tndfathers were, and all the other par
She is a perpetual thorn in the flesh,
uud it is better t live by a school-house,
a kerosene refinery, a cotton mill, a piano
salesroom, or a bone-boiling establish
ment thsn to live next door to a woman
who is always droping m.-^-Kate Thorn^
iiN. Y. Weekly.
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Satin is above every thing for trimming.
Sea-weed is much used for dress trim
Black lace points or shawls are no longer
Dress goods of all kinds will be cheap this
Sacques in new light tints divide favor with
the dolmans.
The yoke of the kilt shirt should fit the
hips like a glove.
Golden brown-tinted hair is the fashion at
present in Paris.
Drab or mode shades are the fashionable
ones in kid gloves.
Velvet and fringe galloons are the latest
for dress trimming.
Very young girls will wear Scotch plaids of
dark colors for spring.
Light drabs and stone colors are much
used for the short suits.
Bonnet coronets are very high, and turned
very far back at the sides.
Plush striped grenadine gauzes are used
in trimming spring bonnets.
The new dolmans in cream shades are
elegant, and are very handsome.
The new styles of dressing the hair are *as
varied as the bonnets and hats.
Colored embroidery is appearing on the
broad cuffs and collars for spring wear.
Square necks, formed by long and high
shoulder-straps, are seen in opera toilets.
Elbow sleeves are still in favor for the
house, but light coat sleeves for the street.
Dolmans, French sacques and Cariick
capes will all be fashionable spring wraps.
All kinds of white goods for children will
be trimmed with gay-colored embroidery.
Very high Spanish combs in silver filigree,
ivory coral, jet and shell are very fashion
Jewelry for the summer will be of filigree
silver, sometimes gilded. It will be extreme
ly fashionable.
Chemise petticoats, combining both gar
ments in one, are among the new things in
ladies' undeiwear.
The correct length for the kilt skirt allows
it to escape the sidewalk two and a half
inches all around.
Silks of light quality with raised figures
are offeied for spring costumes, or as parts
of combination, suits. fj
There is little doubt but that coronet
ironts will be the most popular {for spring
and summer bonnetSA^. .1 ^v
For early spring, fine Wack chip bonnets,
trimmed with narrow black satin ribbon and
lace, will be much worn.
Shoes are made with the uppers of the
same material as the dress. Nobby and
stylish with the kilt skirt.
White goods in^yarious materials will be
the prevailing sf$|e for evening toilets dur
*ing the coming amnnier^ t, a,^-^
Bourette is a term applied indefinitely this
season to all irregularly woven all wool and
Cotton and wool dress goods.
Short walking suits for the street are
meeting with great favor. They consist of
a short kilt skirt, vest and cutaway coat.
Double-face satin ribbons about five inches
wide are used for ladies' and children's sash
es, [instead of the very wide pnesJftkely worn.
Chinese green. Meiiquevblue, Mandarin
yellow, orange, cardinal jed, scarletf, crimson
and clear rose, are among,thfe popular colors.
Ostrich tips, with mara'bout endif 'tipped
with pearl beads, and with the/ntrar\ste
ornamented with tiny sea shells', axe among
the novelties in millinery. jr**
The new ornaments for bonnets are in the
shape of golden feathers, gold'' and silver
filigree flies, bees- and beetles, with steel
points scattered over the wings* and bodies
and forming the eyes.
Ladies seem, sometimes, puzzled to' know
how to dress when invited to an entertain
ment. If the invitation be printed or formal,
full dress is almost always expected if ver
bal, the demi-toilet is suitable.
The hair at present is dressed high on the
head, around a Spanish comb, narrow in the
back of the head, and dropping low on the
nape of the neckin a short chatelaine and
one or two short curls, and banged and
waved on the forehead, or made to look more
natural than nature itself with a Mercedes
coquetettie, which is an artificial banged and
curled front.

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