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Tho Old Cottago Clock. Oh! tho old, old clock of tho housohold slock Wns tho brifrhtost thinn nnd tho nontoat; 3ta hnnds, thouj(h old, Imd n touch of gold, And its chlmo rnng still tho swoote.it, 'Twns n monltor, too, tliougli Its words woro I fow, Yot thoy livod though nntioni nltorcd; And its volco, still strong, wnruod old nnd young, Whon tho voico of f rlondship fnltored j ' Tick, tiok," it snid " qnick, uulok to bod For nino I'vo giren wnrning; Up, np nnd go, orolso you know, You'll novor rlsosoon in tho morning." A friondly volco wns thnt old, old clock, As it stood in tho cornor smiltng, And biossed tho tiino, -with n inorry chimo, Tho wintry honrs bcgulling; Dat n crosA old Toico wns thnt tlrosomeolock, Ab it cnlled nt dnybronk boldly, "VY'hen tho dawu lookod grny on tho misty wny, And tho ently nir blow coldly; "Tick, tick," itsnid "quick, outof bod For five I'vo givcn wnrning; "You'll novcr hnve henltli, you'll novor got wcnlth, Unless you'ro up soon in tho morning." Still hourly tho sound goos round nnd round, With n tono thnt censes novor; "Wliilo tenrs nro shod for tho bnght dnysflcd, And tho old fricnds lost forovorj Itn honrt bents on, though henrts nro gono Thnt wnrmor bent nnd youngori Its linnds still movo, though hnnds wo lovo Aro clnspod on cnrth no longer ! "Tick, tick," it snid "to tho chnrcliynrd bed Tho grnve hnth givon wnrning Up, t p nnd riso, nnd look to tho skios, And prepnro for n henvenly morning." Christian Ititelligencci: "ftnnn ATnrrfiTV" THE STOIIY OF A MISTAKE. Hising and falHng on tho sparkling watcrs some two miles distant from u cotist-line which is tho glory of tho beautiful Channel Islands, plashing musically in rythniic consonance with thc wave-bcat faintly audihle froni tho bolder-strewn shore, lloats thc Lively Polly, a taut ltttlo Guernsey flshing l)oat, occupicd by two nien David Syvret, its mastcr, and Lionel Ilardy, ii wandering member of tho grciitr brotherhood of tho hrush. One of these, a broad-shouldered and stnlwart islantler of somo llfty years of age, whose honcst bronzed fac3 seems to havo absorbed into itsclf much of tho sunlight which for nino months of tho year sheds itself prodigally upon Moulin Jluet bay, is occupicd in selectingmus sels from a shining black heap banked up under tho forward tbwart of tho hoat, seraping them frco of oar--weed, and serving theni up as bait for tho soincwhat fastidious whiting pout and codling, into whose cool liaunts, iifteen fathoius below, tliey are temptingly lowcred. Tho other, an active, vivacious, resolute looking young fcllow of fivo-and-twenty, is lolling back in tlie stern in a very ecstasy of enjoynient, nirily jiolsing in his hand a liorn of jco-cold water drawn from tho fained well of St. Martin, in which hc lias been thc bay, and thc boat, and letting liis cyo roam appreciittively from headland to headland and rcef to recf. " And now for our liist totist, David tho Ouernscy Lily !" ho says, rcvcr ntly. "Miss Doris, God bless her!" cx claims David, draining his glass ; and his young companion, joining him, .gazes over tho w.tturs, and apparently ilnding tho Gucrnscy Lily too sacrcd a ilowcr to bo dilated on, rclapses into a lreamy abstraction, and remains lost in thought, whilo David gathers together tho finny spoil, hauls in tho kedgo and flnally sets tho mainsail. . Let Doris liold up her sweet face nd in all her graciousness be intro duced to tho gentle reader. Fair and alhn and beautif ul is tho maiden whom joung Lionel Ilardy has alluded to as tho Guernsey Lily; a goddoss among tho island fisher-folk; hedged in with i divinity begotten of kindly aetions and quick sympathies; thc possessor of a lovo-compelling face, with oyes of sun-Ilecked hazcl, of a shado as "wherc tho golden rays strike througli inter laced branches and penetrate to tho larkling undergrowth of stem and fo Jiago; and with lips frdm which pro ceeds a laugh, pure and fresh, and inu aical as ono of tho streams which urglo around tho pobbles of her own Guernsey water-lanes. Moulinlluet vilhge liad knownand Joved her for now closo upon ten years; for just that jieriod had elapsed since Dr. Awdry, her father, an antiquarian 4ind scholar, liad lost tho buttor part of lds fair fortune, and had brought her over t o settlo in tho island, and to be oonie the liglit of beautiful, old fash ioned Jlella Luce farm, tho houso ho liad nuulo his homo. Thoro Doris reigned sii)reine and held niimlccourt, receiving deputations of the villago children, distributing her bounty, su perintendingtho daily operations inci dental to tho maintenanco of two AI derny cows and a host of shock-headed chicktns, llitting to and fro in hercrisp cotton frock among her roses and pieo teea. Thus at liella Luco sho lived, and workod, and won tho lovo of all about her, seeing little of society, yet too busy in ministering to tho wants of thoso among whom her lot was east, 4ind attending to her father, to i'eel otherwiso than content. And latterly a strango now elemcnt had entered her life, that seemed likely to givo it a wider scopu and decper meanlng. Into tho garden ono sunny apring day, whcn sho was delving vith her trowel among tho llowers, thero had strolled youngLionel Ilardy, the bearer of a letter of introduction to her father from somo distant rela lion: as frank and dobonnairo a vounir wielder of tho brush and mahl-stick as had over spoiled a yard of good can vas. Prom tho hour of that oycatful mcctlng just four iionths ngo, thcro had sprting up nn intlmacy betwecn tho two which now scoined dcstlned to dlsturb their jieato of mind. Lio nel had stayed on. ttking up his quar ters at a neighboring farmhouse, and feellng it wcek by uck moro dlllleult to tear himself aw'iy, yet, liappily, finding with tho weeks an addcd stimulus to woik, as if his very bread dopended uion his labflrs iis, indeol, it nlmost did. Durlng thoso four npnths, it is scarce ly nccessary to observc, his steps had tended frequently toward Della Luce. Tho doctor, good mai was it becauso of tho Inornato affo;tion tho young fellow liad conccivcl for ancient re mains? had taken to him marvel ously, and so far fnm dlscouraging his visits had encounged them. Thus it fcll out that Doris and ho had secn much of ono another; and to seomuch of Doris was to love her. Lionel was not lonj; in making thls discovery; and as he lat at work In tho little room hc had fitted up as his studio, his brain would often bo busy in tho evolution of day-dreams. Tliough tho little income I16 vas making was, ho knew, painfully diminutivo as in comes went, he nevertheless d dnotig nobly rail against forttine.but Bct him self manf ully to redrow her deliciencics in so far as regarded himself. " And if thou lovcst 1110 as I lovo thee, wo require little else," ho would say, half aloud, as his hand would fall to his side, and ho would belid in a suddcn accession of tenderness over thc picturo which he was limning Doris' fair form. "Lovo will make our cottage pleasant; and I lovo theo more than life." Hut then ho wasn't a lord of Burleigh, as lie would a little ruefully rellect, and tho only acres hc had to offer her were a few acres of rathcr indlffcrently painted canvas. " Jut tho hand, lady, shall grow stronger as tho days pass onl" hc would continue, still ajiostrophising the picturo; and judging from tho draughtsmanship, it really did begin to look as if the hand were growing stronger. The picture borc for titlc " Good Advice," and was being painted surreptitiously. Its subject was tho Lady Doris giv ing admonition, out of tho fullness of her experienco of tho world, to her little handmakl, Lizzie Sy vret, daugh ter of David, who was about to leavo her on domestic service in tho great city of St. l'eter Port Doris, supple, sylph-like, witli her hazel eyes full of tvisdom looking well into tho future; Lizzie, rcverential and receptiVe,' intlio erispest and daintiest of mop caps, kerchiefs and aprons; tho two wend ing their way through the water-lano which skirts thc garden of Uella Luce; their setting, a tangled wealth of dog roso and bramble emblematic, may hap, of tho thorns to be carefully avoided in little Lizzie's path. Uut to return to the Lively Polly, which, coquetting with each wavelet as she scatters it into spray, sensibly nears the shore. David is sitting for ward, meditativcly pulling a pipo of honeydew, while Lionel,' with his hand resting on tho tiller, is directing the course of the boat, and, judging from his expression of dreamy abstraction, is btill lost in tho reverie which con cerns tho Gucrnscy Lily. Suddenly addressing his companion, ho exclaims, soleinnly : " David, themasterpiece shall be un veilcd to your eyo tltis evening, The privato view shall take plaee." "What, the pictur', sir?" asks David, removing his jiipo from his mouth in defercnco to the subject. "Tho picture, David, tho picturo; and if your ltttlo daughter and Miss Doris don't walk before yoti to the life, why rip tho canvas from the framo and trice it up as a new top-s'l for tho Lively Polly." " Thank'ee, Master Lionel," replies David, looking well pleased whether at the invltation to tho privato view or tho prospect of the new top-sail, does not appear. After a pausa he adds, regretf ully: " IIow Lizzie will miss her, sir 1 " "Xay, David," says the younger man, with quick sympathy, "ve mustn't call ita parting. Miss Doris will bo often getting over to seo tho little woman. What, after all, is iivo miles?" David slowly withdraws his pipe from his mouth, and, gazing across to Lionel with a face which betokens wonder tempered with incredulity, gasps out : " Why, hast thou not heardthe news, lad?" "Xews? Xo, what news? IIow could I? I'vo been staying awtiy nt Ancresso for tho last two days." David gives ventto along.low whis tle, and leans forward : " Why, tho news is just thls, sir: Somebody or another that nobody's over heared on aforo htvs gono and died, and tho doctor's conio in for thousands upon thousands o'pouuds!" ho says, Ia a sepulchrid whisper. " Thousands and thousands ! As soon as I heard what folks said, I upped and iisked tho doctor himself, nnd 'Thousands and thousands, David !' he says. Them wcro his exact words; nnd, lor! Mastcr Lionel, how ho did rub his hands together and laugh ! So now he'll bo oft with Miss Doris to London town, I supppse, moro's the pity; nnd Put your helm down, Master Lionel; put your helm down ! G-r-r-r ! IHess me 1 if sho hasn't gon6 and jibed 1" And tho Lively Polly, which had been llapping her sail ominously to draw attention to her unheeded tiller, had swung up to tho wind, and now lny rolling unconifortably from sido to side. Itequiring her sheets to bo let go and hiiuled in beforo sho would con sent to procoeil on her course, the lit tle craft dlstracts David's attention from tho deep effect his news has pro duced on his young companion; and thcro is no timo, oven If thero weroln clinatlon, for queatlons and nnswere, for after ono moro short boardthebout Is bcachcd. Leavlng tho task of haul ing her up to David and a fcllow llsherman who hnppens to bo stan'dlng ncar, Lionel hurries off, and tcn min utcs aftcrward is scatcd In thosolitudo of his studio, dazed and bowildered, with a great sorrow clutching at his heart. Thousands nnd thousands! Ycs, thero they were; rcpulsivo In their coarse, biirbarous glitter, wh'olo btis tions and battlements of them, form ing an Impxssablo b'arrier betwecn him and tho woman ho lovedl Tho woinnn ho loved 1 Ho stnrted up from his chair, and rcstlessly crossing tho room stood beforo tho casel which supportcdhis recently flnished picture, and gazed upon her face. Ah, how ho did lovo her I Ho had novcr quito re alised how much till then. Subjected to one of thosc mental fre.iks by which, with 3trango ovcr sight of relativo magnitudes, somo trivlal issuo is temporarily obtruded In place of offlj of vltal moment, his eyo became arrested by somo trilling tech nical omission; and taking up his pa lette and brush ho proceedcd to rectify it. Ycs, thnt w:us better, ho rcHected, tus he letined back and regarded it criti cally. Whilo ho gazed his thoughts hurried tumultuously into tho future. Her father would settlo down in Eng land; and tho cxigencies of her wealth would throw her much into soeicty, and thp old life in tho little island would fade in her memory till it remained only as a dream a pkwant dream, jierhaps, but still a mero dream and she would grow conventional and worldly-wisc; tho pity of it 1 A knock at tho door. Ah I hc had forgotten. "Tho privato view," ho muttcrs to himself, with a ghastly attempt at a laugh. " Come in, David." Entcrs the (hternsey Lily, and with folded hands and meek eyes which seek the ground, says, "Sir Painter, Sir Painter, I am no David, but a simple niiiiden, who has just had tidings of your return, and bearsa mandatefrom her fiither bidding you come and smoke a pipe with him over some beautiful, now, old fossil remains. And tho chamber of Ulucbeard being invaded, perhaps he would standon ono side and let mo giize upon his treasure?" Tho hazel eyes iire raised demurely, and tho sunshino of a sniile isligltting up tho fair petitioner's face. Iniirticulato from conllicting enio tions, Lionel stcps silently from before tho easel and discloses tho picture; and with a rapturotts little cry of de light Doris recognizes its subject. For a moment or two sho stands leaning forward and gazing intently upon the canvas; and then, dimpling and blush iug in her confusion, timorously holds forth her little hand and exclaims : "Oh! What am I to say, Mr. Painter? Can't you find me words to cxpress my appreciation ? Can't I " Her eyo suddenly catches the titlo of tho picture, and she clasps her hnnds. "Seo !" she cries, " I can give good ad vice. Let mo promise to give you good advice whenever you mav ask lor it." His forehead is clammy and cold, and his tongue cleaves to tho roof of his mouth. "Tellmo tho news, Doris; tell me what has happened," hesays, hoarsely, "The news?" she repeats, sur prised. " About thls death and thls will," he blurts out, nlmost angrily. '" Oh ! haven't you heard ? " she asks; then, with n laugh which bubbles forth spontaneously, protests, "It was too cruel ! " Cruel ! If she had any intuition of tho anguish ho was sulfering could she alluile to the trtigedy in that liglit way? Ho motions her to a chair, and with the laughter still daucing in her eyes and dimpling her sweet face, sho sits down nnd reeounts. "Youmust know, Sir Painter, that many years ngo my dear innocent fa ther was seized with a passion for business, and persuaded an equally in experienced friend to enter into a gi gantic sciienio with him for supplying London with iced soda-water at some abnormally small sum per bottle." He bows. Yes, he recollects the doctor having alluded to theschemoin somo reminiscence. "Somehow," sho continues, demur ly, " tho soda-water fell llat. It is a laughing matter now, but it wasn't so, by any means, at the time. Poor papa lost a very large sum of money; and, what ho l'elt far more. his friend lost a very largo sum, too. Ho never forgavo papa except that is, till he died tho other day." And her face, from which the laughter had momentarily faded, agaln beeomes dimpled over with irre pressiblo siniles. "I see," niurmurs Lionel, with his heart, sunk to an abyssmal dejith, feel lng liko lead. "And so ho camo to think better of his churlishness, and now has died and left a will in the doctor's favor?" "Yes," whispers Doris. "Mtulo over thoso thousands and thousand3 of which David spoko?" continues Lionel, as if the words would choko him. " Dear David ! IIow papa will ex ult!" niurmurs Doris, with another irrenresslblo crtircrlo of laiiL'litpr. "Vn I thousands and thousands," sho as j sents, lowering her voice in an awo I stricken whisper. " Ah ! ho groan3, as his worst fears are conflrmed. " Of tho empty soda-water hottles, you know," sho continues, softly. " Now, wasn't it too elaborato ; joke, Sir Painter?" "What!" ho nlmost shouts, as ho takea a sudden step forward, tho ro vulsion of feellng scnding tho blood coursing liko wildflro through his veins. IJut sho has rlsen, nnd Is already at tho door. "Hcre's tho dtar legateo como to look for me," sho says, as she opens it and takes her father's hand in hers. " You ahall tell him how David took his joke, whilo I run nway and look after tho chairs being taken out into tho garden. And as to your picture, Sir Painter hero her musical volco becamo very earnest and stibdued "I can't tell you all I thlnk of it; but, as I said before, if you over should re qulro any good advice " Tho rest of the sentenco was lost, for sho had tripped down tho stairs and passed out of tho hcuso into tho summer alr like somo sweet melody. Then Lionel seizes the astonishcd doctor by tho hand, and forcing him Into a chair tells him Irom out the depths of his heart the story of his lovo for tho mald Doris. And tho doctor, re turning the honcst grlp of tho hand, abruptly asks: "And you really do tako an Interest, Lionel, in anclcnt fossil remains ?" "1 yes, sir; ccrtainlyl" replies tho bcwildercd lover. "Then, perhaps, you'll have tho gomlness, my boy, to rcgard mo in that liglit," ho says, with a mcrry twinklo of tho eye, " and Int mo pass tho few remaining years of my lifo in your home. 1 mean, If your sult be succcssf ul, you must tiike up your resi denco at. Pella Luce; forl ctin't nfford to part altogether with my little girl." And then, with feeling too deep for utterance, Lionel again wrings the kind hand that is stretched out to him, and leavlng tho doctor to inspeot the picture, goes whirling out of the houso liko a tornado and tears off in pursuit. It is just at the end of the water-lane that he overtakes thc ob ject of his quest, threading her way daintily among tho dog-roses and brambles; and thero and then, in a voico which thrills her gentlo heart with emotion, hc tells her a talo of an artist who loved an island niiiiden with all tho passion of his soul, and with his arm still round her waist asks her for good advice as to tho course the artist should pursue. AS'hat advice was given is not roported. llumor says that it camo rathcr indis tinctly; it being impossiblo for lips to acquit themselves with anytlting ap proaching to justice of tw'o tasks at once. That it must havo been good advice is, however, cloar; for not only isthe itrtist allude'' lo making very de cided headway in his profession," but he is itlso wedded to the most blithe some little wife in an island where blithesomo little wives abound a fact attested by thc musical laughter which now conies cchoing from out of thc shady alcoves of Jlella Luco garden, and anon ripnnng lrom tlie deck of thc Lively Polly over tho dancing waters of Moulinlluet bay. Flve Million Itasebnlls. " Ilasebidls are like human beings you never know what's in them until you ctitthem open," said Al Peach. tho old-time second-bitser, asho jilacedone of his professional leagueballs before a cireularsaw, and after some little trou ble halved it. "Thero! What do you thlnk of that? A great deal of science andhard workisrequired inthe manu facture of balls. For instance, the btill known as ' Heach's professioniil,' adojited last week by tho American and the Interstate nssociations, is patented. Inthocenterisa round pieceof thebest Para gmn. Then thero is the best stock ing ytirn. This is stretched first by ma chinery to its utmost tension. Then it is wound by hand so tight thaf, as you sec, it resenibles one solid pieco of matcrial. Tho wind ing is done by single strands atatime. This mnkes it more compact. A round of white yarn is now put in, and the wholo covered with a rubber jilastio eeinent. When this beeomes hard it preservcs tho spherical shape of tho ball, and jirovents tho insitlo from shifting wlien the ball iystruck. You have seen some balls knocked egg shaped tho first blow thoy are struck. Well, with this cement covering that is impossiblc. Then comes more yarn, and linally the cover. Tho covering for all the good balls are mado of horso-hide. Long experienco has shown this to be tho best. Cow or goat-skin will become wrinkled and wear loose. AVhy, thero is as much change in the making of baseball3 in tho last ten years as there is in tho gamo itself. The sewing on of the covers is done by hand, and thethread used is catgut." No one man makes a ball coniplete. Ono peTson beeomes prolieient in tho tlrst winding, then somo one clsc takes it; another man will fit the cover, but there are few of the worknien who be come proficient in tho art of sewing the cover. A dozen men inthe course of ii day will turn out about twenty llvo dozen lirst-class balls, and as n rulo they niako good wages. Somo manufacturers put carpet list in tho balls, but this can easily bo detected when tho battlng begins, because tho ball soon loses its shape. Of course, for tho cheap balls, sueh as the boys begin with, not so much caro is cxer cised in tho lnanufncture. They are made in cups, which revolve by fast moving machinery. Tho insides aro mado up of scraj's of leathor and rubber, and then carpet listing is wound around tho ball. It takes a man about ten minutes to turn ono of tltcso out complete. Tho Hench pro fessional ball weighs from five to ilvo and one-quarter ounces, and is nino and one-quarter inches in circumference. All tho other balls used by tho profess ionals and high class amatcurs aro of tho samo jiroportions. It is calculated that about ilvo million baseballs aro mado each year, and theso siro not ex travitgarit ilgures, when it is consld ered that upon every vacant lot in tho largo cities and upon every villago green in tho country thero aro crowds of men and boys banging nway at a ball whenever tho weather permits. And yet peoplo say tho national g,-mo isdying out. Philadelphia Jlecord, Durlng tho past year 160,000,000 pounds cf barbed wiro has been mado in tho United Statea. FOR THE LADIES. Ilnnnrliold Dccnratlrrn. The latest oyster plates aro of plaln whlto chlna and represent slx singlo shclls. Somcthing new and unlquo in a Tapnneso teapot comes in tho form of a dragon. Hugo candlesticks of brass havo taken tho placo of llowers for dinner table dccoration, Open fircplaces bccomo moro and moro cxtravagant and have now rcached the acmo of clegance. Tlln floors nrn linnnmlnrr nnitn nm. mon for the kitchen. They aro easily wasneu, anu u properiy laid do not wear out. Anlmals heads, pugs, spaniels.mice, cats and chicken cocks aro an import ant feature of many new and odd decorative articlcs. A pretty wtill-pockct for a small parlor or bedroom is mado of two Japaneso fans joined together at thc cdges with narrow satin ribbons. Carnations arca good plant for win dow decoration. They should be potted in flno soil, and not kept very wet, particularly if tho soil is rcten tive. Yery bright-colored shades on wax candles for tho dinner tablo should be avoided, as tho rellection of too much color is trying to thoso sitting at tho tablo. Pretty and incxpensivo scrcens can be mado by covering an ordinary clothes-horse with dark felt or plush, upon which Chinese-crapo pictures may bo mounted. Scroll patterns in raised work in geometrical or arabesque designs are railldlv fraininrr in tiomilnriti' nnil -u.-ill 1 O D 11 ..... soon take tho jilaco of the popular ar- r.uieno emoroiuery. For a pretty lloor covering, but ono which is very costly, tiiko three eastern rilL'S of tlie s:illli Ipnirth nnil fnrm fnr the center, and for tho border usc rugs oi uiuereni uesigns ana tteeper colors. A new stvln nf lir.'isq " flritilntru " stand about three feet from the ground. anu represent two cliarming women of tlin sixtppntli rwit.lirv. tlmir pnnimt. tish lieads emerging from wido rulTs, ......... 1 ! i r ...i.,i. . i uvi ij luiu itim ui iiiun is ueaun f ully and correctly molded. The favorite decoration for plush covers for sof;i r.alilos nnd clinlr .(irfc is embroidery of arraseno for the lietals of llowers. Thn pflVnt. ia wnn. derfully artistic when the work is well done. FaNlilnn Notci. Tho straight, slender laco pin is generally worn, but the tendeney of fashion is toward brooches in odd, fantnstic shapes. Alligator-skin stitchels, pockets and portmonnaies are much used. They come in all shades of yellow and black, but pale yellow is the preferred color. White woolen evening dresses with accessories and trimmings of colored or white velvet, plush, brocade satin, lace and chenille fringes will be much worn. Steel buttons as largo as trado dol lars with ineised figures cut on their polished surfaces aro used to trim tho skirt draperies of many imported eos tiimcs. Tho richest among the new silks are the ottoman veleurs in heavy wide renned surfaces with lartru scttirpl llowers and Ilgures in long pile plush and velvet. Plush coats with black braid orna mcnts loonnd across tho front. niilit.nrv fashicn, are worn by young ladies over a variety of skirts, for botli indoor and outdoor wear. Liglit silk, of palo sea-green, delicate pink and lilac aro combiued, for even ing waro with dark garnet, dark blue, brown and royal purple velvets with admirablo effect. The fancy of tho prescnt moment is decidedly for monotone costuines, and whilo combinations of two or more niaterials in tlie samo dress continue fashlonablc, theso different fabrics are in most cises of tho same color. Arery dark colors aro selected for the street. Chenille hoods with capes, in black and in all colors, are most comfortable for wearing at night or for driving in cold weather. Tho hoods have white or hlack lace falling round the face and aro trinimed with bows of ribbon. The cape falls to tho shoulder and tho hood is tied closely under tho chin. Tho Watteau shoo is for dancing or full dress ball wear. It is of creaiu stiede; the too is enibelltshed withsilver and gold beads in a lloral design. The bow on top is of cream satin and the high French heels aro covered with suedo. Tho stockings should matchthe shade of tho shoes, and they may be embroldcred in thc samo designs. Most attractivo is a toilet of white Indian silk, with llounccs bordered with whitu Spanish lace; tho skirt is mado rather short to show tho little red satin shoes, with bars across the foot of the stockings of Spanish lace. The jacket corsago is of red satin, with frills and llounces of Spanish lace and a largo bouquet of white gardenins at tho side. Tho tailor-mado tweed coats, with the colored waistcoat showing below tho waist in front, aro worn with va rlous skirts; tho gray ones especially with reil wtdstcoats overblaclcordark bluo skirts. A fow white waistcoats can bo seen, and theso havo gold bralding and gold buttons. Gen d'arme, ntivy-blue, black, brown and very dark dressea show tlieso coats off to advantago. A rich and becoming dinner dress for ii young lady is mado of palo pink cashmcre, with a tunic nnd bodico of tho same, and a wldo sash of crimson velvet drnped above it. Tho under skirt to ono toilet mado in this man ner la of crimson velvet, laid in wide singlo box plalts. To nnothcr, tho undersklrt is laid in thrco deep klltlngs of tho pink cashmere, each of tho kilt ings being ilrst trlmmed nround tho bottom with bands of crimson velvet flve Inches deep. Tho botllce is in tho "Mnrguerito" shape, laced in front, also of tho pink cashmere, with an under chemlsetto of crimson velvet, embroidercd with pink and sllver, and extending to tho pcak of tho bodice, where it is mct by a bunch of crimson roses set Into a largo knot of palo pink satin ribbons that fall in loops and ends OVer thn whnln lpntrtli nf tln sklrt-front. Pink satin sllppers, sllver t'ruuiiiuuis anu a l'oriia lan ot palo ulnk ostrlr.ii feathprs. wlMi .i plnotrr nf crimson roses in tho center, finish thls very cnarming toilet. St. Bcrnard Docs. Among tho most notable of recent fashlons in largo dogs is tho St. Iler nard, which has almost suddenly pnshed its way to tho foreground. In England it is fast supplanting tho collle, which has ruled as a prime fa vorite cver sinco tho Nowi'oundland dog was dethroned, and perhaps as a rcsult of thls English fancy tho de mand for St. Uernards In this city is growing. " It is but lately that dogs of this kind havo been asked for," said a prominent dealer to ,a reporter for tho Mail and Exprcss, '" but they are very scarce. Only people of means can nfford to own them, for they rango in price mind, I speak only of the genuine breed f rom $500 to $3,000. Even puppies sell for $200. Xow, thero is a ilne eightcen-month-old fel low," he said, as a large, splendid-look-ing dog walked majestically into the room. That dog knows as much as a majority of men. I havo a regular bed for him and at night he puts his head on a pillow, 1 cover him up with a blanket and ho sleeps just like a baby. AVorth much? I ask $2,000 for him and 111 wagcr his equal cannot bo found on this sido of tho Atlantic." There are two varicties of the St. Uernard, roitgh-eoated and sinooth coated, both having the same charac teristics except in the length of tho hair. The points supposed to bo the distinguishing marks of a genuine St. Bernard are: A tawny orbrindle color; a clearly-marked line'up the face and it similar one around the neek, and a iull, sqiiiiro head. These nnimals are very intelligent and seem to be endowed with the instinct of saving life. Their attachments are very strong. They re quire plenty of room for exercise.'and fitnciers asertthat a dog of thisspeeies raised in the country whero ho can have plenty of exercise, will grow to a much largcr stature than one raised in the city. Among the owners of St. Uernard dogs in this city is Samuel J. Tilden, whoso Askhiin, one of tho rough coated species, has carried away many jirize. M rs. 1). P. Foster, of South Fifth avenue, is the owner of Turco, a tawny brindlo rough-coated St. Uer nard, five years old, who was imported from the St. Uernard Pass, and who is consideretl one of the best specimens of his species in thls country. Her man Clausen i tho own er of 'Uarry, a. tawny rough-coat imported from Lu ccrne, who is valued at $500. II. II. Uitxter, of Fifth avenue, owns a splen did fiiwn-colored, smooth-coat dog, Ilvo years old, nanied Turk, and H. M. Hoar, of East Fifty-sixth street, is the posses sor of a tawny rough-coat, three years old, called Hover. John P. Ilaine?, of Tom's lUver, N. J.. is anoted iu'mirer of St. Uernards. His Don. an orange, tawny and white siiioth-coat,'is a splendid animal, gentle and jdayful as a kitten. His owner values liim at $1,500. New YorkMail amlExjtress. Tlie fiold Product or Californio. AVo clip what follows from an arti clc in the Centuryan " Ilydraulic Min ing in California," by Taliesln Evans ; The gold product of Ciilifornia from tho discovery of tho precious metal by James W. f;irshnll, in tho tail-race of Siitter's Mill, .Tanuary. 19, 1848. to .Tuno 30, 1881, amounted to $1,170, 000,000. Of this sum $900,000,000 is estimated to havo been extracted from tho auriferous piacers. Tho remainder represents tho yield of gold quartz. mines, of which tho State contnins many. Tho vearlv product of g'old in California is from $15,000,000 to $20, 000.000. From the diito of discovery to 18G1 inclusive, tho gold product of California aggregated $700,000,000 derived chietly from the modern river beds and shallow piacers. A largo proportion of tho remaining $200,000,000 has been obtained in tho deep gravel deposits by tho hydraulio niethod. Strango as it may appear an industry which has contrlbuted so largely to tho wealth of the world. and has been the means of the settle nient and dovolopment of California, has reaehed a period in its hlstory when it is claimed by a largo portlon of tho comniunity to bo a greater ovil than blessing, and the questlon pl sup pressing the hydraulic methodof gold mining has been the subject of earnest discussioii in and out of the hiills of legislation. Tho law has been Invoked to suppress or control it. Even tho State, through its attorney-general, has commenced a suit to suppress its Tho trouble grows out of the umuenso amount of debris which thehydraulits miners aro dischargingconstantly into tho water-courses of tho State. Tho State of Wisconsin owes $2,250, 000, its counties $1,709,000, and its towns, villages and school dlstricts $6,410,000, making a total of over $10, 000,000. Of tho town and counts debts over $4,000,000 represents railroad aid, and tho schemes forwarded wero in many cases swlndles. Tho tax valua tlon of property in tho Stato is n llttlo less than $500,000,000, which Is snp posed to be something more than hai the actual value.