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VOL. VIII. "AT HOME." Another Week of Lenten Quiet Broken by Few Gatherings of a Social Nature. The Latest Game in the Social World That is Growing Popular. Opening of tlie Boating; Season Ex citing Ureat Interest--Material In the Several Clubs. Roundup of the Social Events of a Week—Personal Pointers-- All Sorts. A POSITIVE NEGATIVE. My picture? Barely no. Wluu good would it do To rive such a trifle to ooa, Who should certainly know That, sti a 1 fast and true. My heart by another is woo? Simply a souvenir of friendship \ou prize Is tlio favor you ask of me? Well, I very much fear Bet'usal is wise 11 memory needs thus a key. Now why you're enraged 1 really cau't Bee. 1 assure you I'm quite positive The orteinaTi — i«p* But happy I'll be In giviug you a plain negative. — Lochinvak. Typical St. Pnul Beauties. I.< iiftn Quiet. Lest has been observed finite closely the past week, but few social gatherings of any •haraeter having occurred, and those largely ot an informal nature. The theatrical per formance have not been as well attended as there merits would justify, owing, perhaps, to a cause other than the bet that the churches Inhibit attendance at the open boose during Lent. Many people are un willing to pay the prices demanded for seats during the latter half of the week, and it is probably true that a lower scale of prices would have resulted in a greater financial success. Several large and brilliant theater parties are arranged for the tirst half of tin' coming week, and during the latter half the "Taming of the Shrew" is to be presented by pupils of the high school at the school house. The cast has been very carefully selected from the talent which the school possesses, and untiring energy has been used to make it worthy of those who originated it and are to carry it out. *** Domino whist is a game played with cards and is rapidly finding favor as a sub stitute for progressive euchre, newmarket and speculation at card parties where prizes are given. It can be played by any number of players at one.table and with any num ber of tables at a party, and in this respect lias an advantage over progressive euchre, where the absence of one or more expected guests oftentimes renders it necessary for the host or Wstess, or both, to play, when it would be more satisfactory for them to give their undivided attention to the com fort and enjoyment of their guests. Card, dancing and theater parties are the three forms of amusement most common in St. Paul. and any new pame of cards or new dance, like a good troop at the opera house, which piomises novelty and entertainment should not be left untried. In domino whist the players are arranged at tables with about an equal number of players at each table. An ordi nary deck of fifty-two cards is used, which the dealer distributes one to each player, beginning on the left, until all are ex hausted, except in the case where three persons are playing at one table, when the odd card (each player having received seventeen) is turned face np in the center of the table. When the number of players is other than than three, the one first on the left of the dealer puts down either a five or a unit of any suit he may happen to have, face up, and this card (or the odd card where three play) is the initial card; should the first player have no five or nine he puts a chip in the center of the table and the play passes to the next; when an initial " card has been played, the next card played must be the card of the same suit one spot higher or one spot lower, one of which goes on one side of the initial card, the other on the oppo site side. When these three piles have been began but not before a new initial card (of a different suit) can be played. The cards played on the one next lower than the initial run down in rank to the ace of that suit; those played on the higher one run up to the king. Each person plays in turn or forfeits a chip to the center of the tal»ie, ami the player whose cards are first exhausted takes from each player a chip for every card held at the close of the play, and also takes those chips forfeited in the center of the table. The game is suscepti ble of considerable skill, as one can so manage that no one cau play except only himself. A great advantage, as it not leaves many cards in the hands of the others, but they forfeit one chip each when unable to play. *** The opening of the river and the begin ning of the boating season are of more than ! usual interest this year owing to the form ation of the St. Paul Boat club which gives the Minnesotas a friendly rival near at home and to the formation of the association of which the Winnipeg club is the third mem ber. The expected smiles and congratu lations of the lady friends of the different crews will nerve them to their utmost to send the nose of their shell across the line first. The material of which crews cau be formed is abundant in both clubs, but the Minnesotas have one advantage, nearly all their men have been tried, and their strong and weak points are known, besides they have rowed together, whereas St. Paul's men are. many of them, untried men, and boating men know that great strength and a fine physique are not always infallible signs of a good oarsman. The St. Paul club has several men but recently from college, men who have rowed on their class crews and have gained an experience to be got no where else. A valuable adjunct to training Is wanting to both clubs, namely hydraulic rowing machines, and if the two clubs here are to hold their own against Winnipeg m the future, this defect must be remedied or some good substitute other than pulling weights must be found for such a substitute. Winnipeg has included these hydraulic machines in its extensive winter sports, which strengthen the muscles and increase the staying qualities necessary for a two mile race. The friends of the islaud clubs expect them to place the emblems of victory in the association races in one of their club houses. HERK AND THERE. The cast for the opera "Trial by Jury" to be uiven East c.- week at the Aihenti-uin is as follows: Judge. Mr. M. Gou'd uasso at St. Paul's church; Counsel, Mr. Johnson, tenor at the House of Hope church; Usher, Mr. A. Flournoy, who needs no introduction to a St. Paul au'uicnve, as he is well known as a first class comedian: Foreman of the Jury, Mr. C. A. Petti bom*, who is also weil known In inu sicui circles; Defendant, Mr. \v. A. Baaw, tenor at Christ** church; Plaint iff, Miss Mue Morpb?; Chorus of bridesmaids and jury men, 8 ebrrt's full oreluMra. Mr. Henry McLacnlaa, onjaaM «t St. Mary's church, will direct the opera. A surprise progressive euchre pnrty was given Mr. Geurgtt Huu»aker by Mr. J. D. Condit, at the room* ot the latter. Dancing, progreasfrs euchre and a l.iuch, with a birth day i rcscnlation tilled up t!ie evening, about loi ty were presunt, among the number being Mr. tmd Mrs. A. P. Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Hutsou. Mr*. Fie lericks. Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Stone. Mrs. J. O'Neil. Mr. ana Mrs. Kemp, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shandrew, Mr. and Mrs. Harwell, Mr. and Mrs. Lowuesbury, Mr. Clark, Miss Hutnilton, Mr. and Mrs. Bosue, Mr. Will Monty, Mr. lVnuoek, Mr. and Mrs. H. Finehoul. The tin wedding anniversary of the mar rlage of Mr. aud Mrs. It. .1. Boxell. son of J. W. Boxell. MM ei ■lei>rated at the home of the couple, C'U West Seventh street, recently. Tne luij py event was made tlie occasion of a family reunion. HMMK th )so present being the s x glO«n-up sons ot Mr. aud Mrs. J. W. Boxell, Bad Mr. aud Mrs. A. G. (iillt-lt, the parents ot the hostess. The host and hostess were made the recipients of a large number of both useful aud haudsome presents. On Friday afternoon at the residence of Mr. aud Mrs. Z. 0, Bohrer, 176 Pearl street, a party was tntertuned with music, dancing etc.. by their little daughter. Miss Blanche. tUe event in honor of her 10th birthday . She was assisted by Alice Iten, who celebrated her 6th birthday. Among those present were little Misses Mabel Uerry, LuluDorsey, Emily Bruggemun. Maurie Neuliauser, Nellie Kear <lon. Masters Eddie OoMm, Johnny Davidson, Eddie borsey and Henry Bruirgeman. The Merriam Park Ucdotta club held its regular sociable at Woodruff's hotel Friday evening. Dancing and progressive euchre were ou the program. Prizes for progres sive eucnro we.c awarded as follows: Head table prize. Mi. F. F. Stevens and Mrs. Jones: highest nimber ot progressive tags, Mr. It. M. B fll and Mrs. ( io>t>y; lowest number of MQgmataa tags* Mr. F. C. Stevens and Mrs. E. B. Xorturop. Mi tubers of St. Andrew's society irave a hop in Winthrop ball, in the Drake block, Friday night. About one hundred couples participated in the payeties. aud a program of sixteen nuuiters was danced. The dances were alternated with songs, duets, choruses, etc., by J. 0. Myrou and others. Supper was served between 11 and 12 o'clock. A line musical and literary program was rendered last evening 1 at the rooms of the Temperance union on Seventh street. These entertainments are intended to furnish amusement to all, but more especially to the large number of young men in the city with out home associations. The Star club was entertained by Miss Addie Kruger on Friday evening. Miss P. Lawiaaeeaad Ma J. P. Burchard won the head badge*; Mrs. J. K. Cavanaugh and Mr. G. H. Burke the progressive badges, and Mr. G. Thane tne lone hand badge. Mr. Bad Mia. Korepaugh and family expect soon to sail for Europe, where they contem plate traveling- some time. Mr. Harry John son follows them in about a year, when bis marriage to Miss Mamie Forepaugh will ho celebrated abroad. Mrs. C. S. Bartram of Grand avenue Friday evening entertained the West Eud Progres sive Euchre club. Mr. Holcombe ai.d Miss Ella Ware won the bead prizes and L. A. Hughes and Mrs. George Wilson the progres sive. A grand dinner L'ltalian will be given at 2 o'clock to-dny at Cafe L'Uuiverso in bonor cf Signor Salviui and it will be the means of briuging together all the best Italian citlzei.s of St. Paul and viciuity. Mr. Harry Hickel and bride, neo Miss Rose Mur.li of Foie-t lake, arrived in St. Paul last week from tbeir wedding tour, and are visit- Ing- bis parents Mr. and Mrs. William Bickel of West Third street. Miss Minnie Bishop of Selbjr avenue enter tained friends with progressive eucbre, danc ing' and music on Thursday evening. A bountiful and elegant supper was served during the e.eniug-. Mr. and Mrs. Vance entertained a few friends on Friday evening with progressive euchre at tbe Merchants hotel. A fl.'ie colla tion was served during the evening iv the private dining hall. Mr. Palinly Billings, son of Hon. Frederick Billings, president of the Northern Pacific railroad, was in Si. Paul lor a few days dur ing tbe week on business and to see some old frieuds. On Thursday eveninp an interesting and in structive lecture was given at the Unity club rooms to a large und appreciative audience, the subject being the History of Prison Re form. The members ot Pilgrim church will give their pastor a benefit on n«*xi Tuesday even lug at Garfleld hall. The Young Ladies' Broom brigade of Minneapolis will assist. The graduating exercises of the St. Paul Business college took place Wednesday even ing and wore listened to by a large number of the frieuds of tbe graduates. Charles W. Hughes, well known to many St. Paul people, contemplates finishing his medical studies in this city. He is now pur suing them in Baltimore. Miss Lou Stlckney returned Tuesday from a short visit to relativts iv SffllWater. Her cousiu, Miss Josie Stickuey, returned with her to remain some time. William M. Bushnell and family are home agaiu utter a four mouths' tiip through California and the Southern states. Mrs. M. A. Wasden, formerly of 60 West Fourth street, will welcome her lrieuds at her new home, ~*~o Pleasant aveuue. Miss Daisy Ojrdeu of Milwaukee is visiting in St. Paul with her uncle, W. W. Sevain, aud both will return in a few days. Mr. K. P. Camden of the real estate firm of Harrison & Handy, visited the Zenith City on Lusiness duriug the week. The engagement is announced of Miss Mar garet L. Porter, aisca of Capt. Berkey, to Mr. Charles J. Berryhill. Mayor Rice left for Chicago on the noon* train. He will join Mrs. Rice there and both will return iv a few day. The Century club will meet at the resi dence of R. P. Lewis, Esq., 505 Wabasha street, Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Reide have returned Irom their visit of five or six months to the South and Southwest. A. P. Peabody. Jr., son of Prof. Peabody of Harvard university, visited frieuds iv tbe city uuriiig tbe week. Miss Daisy Ogden of Milwaukee is visiting in the city with her auut, Mrs. W. W. Swain, (581 Cherry street. Tbe first annual ball of the Ryan hotel em ployes will be held at Turner ball, Thursday t.veu .ni, April 29. Mr. barker of the East is visiting Mr. E. N. Saundors, corner Summit avenue aud St. Peter street. Miss Addie Kreisrer of East Third street re turned Thursday lroui a six weeks' visitin - St. Louis. Dennis Ryan visited Chic ago last week in counoction with the addition to the Ryan hotel. Mrs. H. L. Wheat entertained Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Houser at the Windsor this week. Mrs. D. D. Lambie, gave a farewell tea to Mrs. Williams aud Mrs. Goodwin of St. Louis. M. W. Kctchuiond and daughter of Pipe stone City were in St. Paul during the week. Mr. James Elmer has returned to St. Paul after a somewhat protracted stay in Duluth. Mr. T. F. Strong aud Miss Jennie Strong of Faribault were Merchant guests yesterday. Hon. George B. Kingsley of blue Earth City was visiting in the city the past week. Mr. Cogswell, the portrait painter, is lo cated at the Hotel Ryan for a short time. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Stewart of Eugene Falls, were visitors in St. Paul yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hackett returned to St. Paul yesterday, and are at the Ryan. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Doolittlo have returned and are novr at home at the Windsor. Tbe commencement of the St. Paul busi ness college took place Tuesday last. Mrs. Will Nobles will celebrate the 4th of April by a small birthday gathering-. Mrs. M. H. Williams or 257 Mcßoal street has returned from a Southern trip. Capt. Pepper and Mrs. Pepper will spend April and May in St. Louis. J. A. Rose and wife of Niagara, D. T., are stopping at the Merchants. Mr. H. E. Laroyea, Lanmore, D. T., visited St. Paul during the week. Mr. Dan Hand, Jr., has gone to Faribault to enter Sbattuck school. Mr. and Mrs. 8. D. Cook, Mitchell, D. T., are visiting in St. Paul. The Loyal Legion meets at the Ryan next Wednesday evening. Mrs. Rose Eagle of Hastings visited friends in St. Paul yesterday. C. X.Day and wife, Detroit, Minn., were in St. Paul Thursday. Miss Kuima J. Hall of Syracuse, N. T., who is the guest of her brother, H. £. Hall, and ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MORXING. APRIL 4, 1886 — EIGHTEEN PAGES. family, at 223 Spruce street, was very pleas antly surprised by about thirty of bur friends Thursday evening. Mrs. C. F. McDonald of St. Cloud visited St. Paul yesterday. Bishop W . D. Walker of Fargo was in the city yesterday. Mrs. L. M. Comner, Miles City, was In St. Paul Monday. Mr. 8. Crocker of Faribault was in Bt. Paul this week. Mrs. Dr. Thompson is visiting in Fari bault. J . H. Davidson has returned from Chicago. Kobert Manubeiuier has gono to New York. Mr. Neil Murray has gone to Chicago. G. R, Kimball has gone to Wiuoua. Mil LADY RAMBLEB Refuses to See >alvini From a Bui- cony Scat. Yes. you did see me cut Charley yester day afternoon, if you were looking, for I certainly failed to recognize that individual, as 1 have dropped him from my list of ac quaintances. You thought I lik»nl him? You thought he was nice? Well, my dear, I thought so, too, but appearances are de ceitful, you know, and it is so easy to be mistaken. I have suddenly discovered that he drinks, perhaps, or gambles? Oh, no, indeed! Charley's habits are most ex emplary; and as to his flirting with some other girl — now don't be absurd. Every one knows that he has been perfectly de voted to me for the longest time. Occurred recently? Only last week, but I shall never pet over it, never! What if he didn't care about Salviui? I wanted to see him, and, though I'm sure my hints upon the subject were delicate as possible, 1 considered it an act of common courtesy for Charley to buy tickets, and when he came around to tell me he had secured seats for "Othello." I was just as lovely as I could be. It struck me at tirst that he received with some embar rassment my expressions of delight, but we passed a pleasant hour and I thought no more of it; imagine then my feelings when, as he arose to go, he observed in an off-hand sort of manlier, "Oil! I had to get seats up stairs: you don't mind, do you?*' His cool ness, his audacity, t airly took away mv breath |aud 1 stood rooted to the floor in speechless amazement. The idea of his dreaming of asking me to go to the theater and sit up stairs? 1 actually thought for an instant that he must have goue out of mind, and that I had better ring for assist ance. He looked perfectly sane, however, and I at last recovered the use of my tongue. "Mr. Montague," said I, "my dis appointment is grievous. You are not the gentlemen I thought you. Henceforth our paths diverge. We are frieuds no longer. Farewell!'' and I swept from the room with a high tragedy air that was simply overwhelming. "Explanations! Apol ogies!"' My dear girl, you must be datt What reasonable explanation for such con duct could there be, pray? And do you imagine that 1 would accept apologies from a person with so little appreciation of the .amenities of social life? impossible! *♦* Well, yes, I suppose these high-priced entertainments are rather hard on the young men. But, for that matter, I no tice that the average youth generally is out of funds; and, although he talks loudly of feminine extravagance, pin him right down and he is obliged to acknowledge that it costs much more to go out with a lot of boys than to take a young lady to the most expensive of entertainments, with carriage and supper thrown in. V I have been observing of late how mv cousin Freddy's stock ot jewelry fluctu" ates, and by comparing notes with the other girls I find that this fluctuation is not at all uncommon. The day following that upon which he receives his monthly stipend be appears decked out gayly enough, and he keeps up his display of finery for some time. But soon his seal ring disappears; a few days later you ask him for the time and he refers you to the Vbck — his watch is being repaired; then his diamond stud Is lost to view; and, by the end of the month, all his trinkets have vanished. "In soak?" Well that may be the expression I have heard used by Brother J immy, but it sounds awfully vulgar, don't you think? ♦«♦ Though that may have been what Freddy meant when be said that his watch was just as good as a balance at the bank. *♦* Of course wo expect they'll be seen, dear boys, The hose that we wear in the spring; And wo fear Dot your glances keen, dear boys. For we truly, honestly mean, dear boys. To show Just the sweetest they bring: The cross-walks, you know, are so far from clean. We really can't help our hose being seen. •»* And speaking of hosiery, some peculiarly striking effects are produced by perpendic ular stripes and diamond checks. %* -As the woman In a wrap of beaded srauze and a straw hat passes her dearest friend, who is still wearing a winter bonnet and fur coat, there is such an interchange of supercilious glances and scornful sniffs that the unpretending male observer feels a sud chill strike to his spinal column and won ders why that cold wave was not reported. V The new ribbons are too awfully lovely. Heavy satin, you know, with the purled edges of our grandmother's time. In dark shades of yellow they brighten bonnets otherwise dull, and are so rich and pretty that one can't help enthusing over them. V 1 If one may believe the evidence of ones senses "white rose" Is the favorite perfume, for in church, theater and ball-room that odor overpowers all others. *♦* And by the way, a mixture of "white rose," "violet" and "musk," if skillfully prepared, produces a delicious scent, though the combination strikes one as being bar barous. %• The latest thing in Jerseys has simulated box pleats in front and back, and is pro vided with a belt that is of course superflu ous. %* I know, Clarissa, that it will be dread fully hard for you to listen to Jack's insane ravings over Miss De Lussan all the time the Ideals are in town, but he is sure to do it, so preserve your serenity. Don't crit icise unfavorably her face or figure, and for goodness* sake don't call on yourself to re mark that she shakes her head like a goat, or you will be told that "no woman ever praises one of her own sex." You just de vote your time to the first tenor, and when ever Jack begins to rhapsodize over the charming priina donna, go into ecstasies over Tom Karl. It will dampen his en thusiasm, and he will let up on informing you that "By jove, that girl is a stunner." • Lady Rambler. Why miss Chamberlaia Came Home Town Topics. Every one is wondering what brought Miss Chamberlain to this country, but I fancy to the few who have watched her career in England there is much method in her plans and movements. withstand ing the newspaper stories that Miss Cham ; berlain is an heiress, and that money abounds in plenty in the family exchequer, such reports are known to be quite untrue, and I have beard of more than one pretty economy practiced by mother and daughter. Mr. Chamberlain has been sending to them for many months most pressing letters to return to America; but while the "Beauty's*' success lasted, it was hoped to settle her permanently in England. This has failed, and now a married sister in Cleveland is made the excuse for a graceful retirement on the part of Miss Chamberlain from her past fields of conquest. . m The military aigrettes will not be worn this spring, except on the hats of young girls, as they are not appropriate with straw. ST. PAUL'S ROADSTERS. Some of the Speedy Animals Behind Which Gentlemen of Means and Leisure Take an Airing. Several Flyers Which Hate Made No table Records and a General Aver age of Excellence. Fast-Going Teams Owned and Driven Frequently by Messn. Merrlain, Marrett and Beaupre. Other Uentlemen Whose Roadsters Enable Theni to Ket use to Take the Dust on the Avenue. "Can St Paul boast of many fast flyers?" queried an Eastern gentleman of a friend as they discussed a dainty lunch at the club one day this week. "Well, I should chant that she could," was the laconic reply of the latter. "Understand me," continued the first speaker, "1 don't mean fast horses in the sporting or race track sense of the term, but gentlemen's roadsters — horses that are owned by private parties and driven for the exclusive benefit or pleasure of theii owners." "I understand you," rejoined the St Paul man, "and that is just the idea I in tended to convey. The number, style and character of the horses driven by the more affluent residents of a city are a pretty good guage of the culture, intelligence and enterprise of their drivers, and in order to back up my assertion let us take the sunny side of the street this afternoon and see what can be seen in the way of fancy horse lie-.!)."' What they saw. and something of what they didn't see, (which isjust as veracious,) may be described as follows: w. b. merbiam's flyers. The gentleman wearing the shiny silk hat and mouse-colored overcoat and with terra cotta mustache and sandy complexion is Mr. W.K.Mer riam.the banker. He is very fond of a good horse and has expend ed a good-sized lump of money catering to his desire in this di rection. The bay team he is now driving is as pre»ty a pair of ••crackers" as there is in the <ate, lie calls them Silverton and A. V. Pant liud and they are as fine as satin in their way. When warmed up SiJvertou will take the bit and hold it at a '2:20^ pait. while his partner is said to have cov ered a mile in a quarter of a second of this time, or 2:20%. THOMAS B. MARRKTT. Who is the gentleman with the dapper, business-like air, shrewd twinkle in his eye, pleasant smile and easy-goin? wan? That is Thomas B. Mar rett, the owner of as pretty a pair of horse* as ever champed a bit, and it is safe t« say that anything in the way of horse flesh owned by this gentleman will never have the flies grow on them. lie has a good siring of flyers, but his favorite driv ing teem is "Gen. Sibley*' and "Capi tola"' and they an regular beauties. Ihe former has a public record of 2:30, while Capitola has made his mile in 2:25, Occasionally h« will give "Lady Eleanore" an airing, and this little lady will pull the ribbons at a 2:35 gait and not hurt herself any either. Then there is his pacing horse — a regular bay beauty, and by name Ed Coletuan. He is a pacer from the old house and has covered his mile at a straight 2:20 gaiL BRUNO BEAVPRE. The gentleman with the swarthy complex ion and quiet manners is Bruno Beaupre, one of the early settlers in St. Paul aud known all i' 1 ' • country. Few mea can MM up the good points f a horse better than <*. and he always eeps a cracker or wo in his handsome table. He can be «.fn any fine day, isually accompanied by his daughter, be hind his pair of fam ous pacers, Frankie B and Little Fred. They are regular Jim dandies, and with a tolerably tight grip do the ribbons they will spin along at a tweuty-six or twenty-seven rate of speed. It is said they have made a mile in less than '2:25, but at any rate they are as fine as silk ana thare is nothing showy about them. "doc" warxer. Mr. E. F. Warner, or ''Doc Warner, as he is called, is well up in equine lore, and he likes nothing better than the opportunity to give the boys a brush with his swift little filley. He Ls the possessor of a thorough bred mare that can jog along comfortably at say a 2:30 gait, and then have lots of wind to spare. Like the man in the play, "he ain't say ing a word," but when "Doc" tightens his grip on the ribbons look out for him. FRANK B. CLARKE. It is quite reasonable to suppose that the gentleman whose name you have just read should like a good and a fast horse. As passenger manager of a big railroad com pany he is inured to double - quick time, and hence it follows that he always has a couple of good horses in keeping. He was in Chicago the other day and unexpectedly brought back withhim a gamey-looking ani mal with white face aud leg*. The latter look as if they wen\ built for speed, and. I while Mr. Clarke doesn't nj much about his new tropliv as yet. it is' thought a sur prise is in store for some of the boys. GEORGE 8. HERON". The gentleman with the brown beard, modest manners and petite physique is George S. Heron. He is the owner in fee simple of Capt Herod, the celebrated sorrel stallion. The latter is a veritable whirl wind, so fast does he skip over the ground. He has made his mile, they say, at 2:25. and this is pretty swift trotting. In fact no one knows just how fast he can go, but he is a terror. Mr. Heron also possesses a little gray mare that is not very slow. CHARLES THOMPSON. This young man is cultivating his lauda ble penchant for good horses, and witli plenty of time and ample means, both of which he commands, there is no reason why he shouldn't become a connoisseur in horse flesh. At present he drives the pacer Sham rock, that can skip along n'.cely at a '2:30 gait, and when it comes to business he can reach out and go three or four notches lower. He is what the boys call a bird. JOHN ORAl's. The cream-colored little beauty, owned and driven by this gentleman, has elicited considerable admiration for his style and easy, graceful carriage. This lithe-limbed and sinewy little animal is regarded as ouiy a colt yet, being scarcely a four-y oar-old, and yet he is said to have covered his mile in the remarkably swift time of 2:30. Of course no effort has been made thus far to achieve a public record, but judging from his maiden trials of speed some wonderful things ii'iiy be expected from this animated bundle of condensed chain lightning. When Mr. Tar box isn't busy in his big shoe estab ishiuent iie likes to ake a spin on the iveiiue, and he drives a very fair traveler —so fair, indeed, that many of the fellows have to do some pretty tall rustling to keep up with him. He iives in an elegant mansion on College avenue, and is sur rounded by a most charming family. He is a literal enter tainer and is as popular in a social way as he is among business men. ald. c. c. long's string. Aid. Long is about as rood a judge of horses as there is in St. Paul. A few years ago he bought a race hoi se and took him over several of the circuits and it is estimated that he made a good pot of money from the venture, besides gaining a great deal of valuable experience. He is the owner at present of the famous flyer Prince Arthur, and his string includes several horses of mettle and note. He is fond of driving his pair of bays, and when not busy in his office or in looking after the interests of the Seventh ward, lift may be seen indulging his favorite recreation. AT INFINITI'M. Besides the above-named gentlemen, St. Paul has a vast number of business and pro fessional men who have a jrood horse ami manage to keep a family cracker or two. Among these may be mentioned Dick Ab bey, the liveryman, a tine judge of horses; Col. Allen of the Merchants hotel and his son Ehle. the latter always possessing a flyer or two: Jule Burwell, who sports a hue pair of bays; young Newport, tamo us for bis tandem crackers; Maurice Auer bach, William Lindeke. Jr., Will Thure ton, who has been to Europe recently in quest of blooded horses, and the dear doctors. The latter are noted everywhere for their fondness for horse flesh and the medicine men of St. Paul more than hold their own in this respect and Dr. Stone devotes what time he has from professional duties to sizing up good horses, and following in his wake come Dr. Quinn, Dr. Suyder, Dr. Stamra. Dr. Roy, Dr. Crary. tho dentist, and bluff old Dr. Murphy. Next to cutting off a h'K is the fondness of the latter for a good horse. He drives an animal which although is not noted for its style or beauty, is said to get there just the same. It is intimated that this famous steed inherited the spirit of the defunct Bucephalus, which will be remem bered as once having belonged to an old soldier, now also deceased, named Alex ander, and maybe this is why Louis George calls it by the pet name of Antiquity. For this we cannot touch. In addition to the above-named flyers owned and driven by Mr. Marrett. it is to be expected that this gentlemen will soon appear in public behind the celebrated young stallion "Zeno." by Nutwood, darned by Woodford Mambrino. He is only 2 years old and. judging from the great beats of the turf accomplished by his ancestors, great things may assuredly be expected of him. FOB MALL POCK El BOOKS. < liiup Turkish Mat* and Rnjr«--Cur- tains and Chair Cover*. At this season of house-cleaning and ren ovating there aie many little things needed to make home more attractive, such as curtains, spreads, table covers, new mats, a few chairs and other articles, and houae kwtH'rs with small purses are obliged to pftti how their $5 or SlO set aside for that puryattt may best be spent. Tvkish mats are very pretty, but a bit of handsome Brussels or velvet carpet, left over from some room, bordered witli braid is almost as good, and several pieces of this kind may be found in almost every house bold. If one has time, rues and mats far hand somer are made out of ravelled carpets of any kind worked on a piece of bagging* or cloth in tome thing similar to the Eastern designs, which are at present so fashion able. A very pretty pair of bed-room curtains was recently made out of thin unbleached muslin at 3 cents a yard. It resembled cheese cloth, and wide bands of Turkey-red cotton ornamented both top and bottom. They were looped back with clusters of scarlet ribbons, aud looked as graceful as the most expensive kind. Chairs are apt to have frayed or broker seats when in constant use, and if left for a time become an eye-sore to every one. If oue of the twenty-cent perforated seats can not be put in the old seat should be covered witli a bit of strong carpet or canvas, fastened by small furniture tacks, and a pretty cushion added. This may be made out of any material, either chintz, wool, silk or velvet, and should, of course, har monize with the rest of the furniture in the room. Feathers or hair are suitable for filling these cushions, or layers of old carpet or cotton may be used instead. Stale slices of bread may be made into a nice breakfast dish. Dip them in hot water, then in an egg, well beaten with a little salt, fry in a hot pan with small pieces of butter and serve immediately. A cheap and nice dessert for dinner is made as follows. Stew six apples until lender, sweeten and place in a dish with a thin pie-crust over them, and none under. Bake until the crust is brown, then tip up into a dish so that the crust shall be under neath. Sprinkle a little nutmeg over the apples. Thk is far healthier than pie and folly as palatable. Prints of butter are easily made after a little practice and add much to the ap pearance of the table. The butter should first be placed in a wooden bowl, which has been thoroughly scalded and then filled with cool water. A wooden spoon, or the hands, treated tirstas the bowl, should be used for working. If the printer has been scalded and kept in cold water it will work nicely. AFRAID OF A.HF.KICA>S. Why Tennyson Decided Mot to Visit llnv Side off tbe Water. '-At one time I thought of visiting A raerica," said the poet Tennyson to a cor respondent of the Chicago Inter-Ocean, but I was afraid." "Afraid of what? Certainly you would have been received most cordially." "Yes, and that's what I was afraid of. I recollect Dickens' first visit— the recep tions, dinners, handshakings— and L con cluded that I would not venture to show myself in the great republic. There is one spot in your country I should like to visit — a spot which, as your poet Fitzgreene lla! --lect finally expressed it, is hallowed ground, a pilgrim shrine, a niecca of the mind/ "You mean Mount Vernon, where Washington is entombed!" "No: 1 mean a long neglected spot in the provincial town of Baltimore, where the greatest American genius lies buned. I mean the grave of Edgar A. Toe." "I believe you have a great admiration for Poe?" "Indeed. I have. In my opinion, your Bryant Whittier, etc are pigmies compared with Poe. He is the literary glory of America, and yet his grave was left unhou oredfor more than twenty-six years." "More than thirty-five years have elapsed since his death and his fame is constantly increasing. That's the true test of genius. ■ "No poet, certainly no modern poet, was so susceptible to the impression of beauty as Poe." said Tennyson. "He bad the Greeks' appreciation of beauty and much of their power of expressing it in poetry." Mannheimer Bros. Desire to announce that in order to make the changes incidental on the removal of remaining Damaged Stock and the arrangement of im mense varieties ot Ilkll WVVlllr ■ Now daily arriving, their place of business will be CLOSED ON Monday and Tuesday, APRIL STH AND 6TH. They will open at their present temporary quarters, 371 and 373 Eobert Street, Between Fifth and Sixth Streets, on Wednesday, April 7, With a large assortment of VERY LATEST NOVELTIES! In all Departments, displaying additional nov elties as they arrive from day to day. SPECIALTIES FOR THBWEEK ! 300 New Parasols. 800 Light-weight undervests for Ladies very slightly imperfect, at 30c worth 50c. 4CO same for Gents at 40c, very cheap. 4,000 Towels at 16c, 17c, 19c, 21c each; will be sold by the pair as cheap as in large lots. 100 doz. All-Linen Napkins, 85c; worth $1.25. 400 doz. Fringed Napkins, two sizes, 75c and $1. 100 more White Counterpanes at $1. 1,500 yards good All- Wool 52-inch Sacking, in all the solid colors and mixtures at 50c. A FEW VERY CHOICE FRENCH Novelty Dress Goods ! JUST RECEIVED. SPECIAL IE OF SUM SILKS Will be opened about Tuesday. Ladies should avail themselves of this opportunity early, as they will be sold very cheap. Full Stock of Silks, Dress Goods, Wraps, Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Linens, White Goods, Laces and Embroideries. FIELD. MAHLER & CO. NO. 9 4