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 - ; | vltjor would sub- the Jolinaoa SKATING...
; | vltjor would sub- the Jolinaoa SKATING PARTY.-A PARTY.-A leap yeurj-ikatUig party is an so lare in its occurrence, anil so enjoyable in iltj p ;rlicipullon, t h a certainly worthy of boiug chronicled. For a day or two past. U wa« that iteverul ladies, mostly of Middletown, Middletown, were engaged in preparations for some mysterious event, the of which wtre carefully concealed from their gentlemen friends. The latter only knew that something strange and wonderful \vas about to take place, in which they were interested ; but knew not what to The problem, however, was solved last evening, by tha ladies sallying out, skates in liutid, calling at thu residences of their friends "of t h sex," and requesting their ill be I company ou a skating most tnfam- say that the invitations iugly, but tjladly, accepted--that the ladies thereupon gal-lauttd their charges to the river, in the most llle aud attentive mail nor-- ia of pub- u a l rights, it of Liberty, with- The con of a Ills. lfc«is. Neither shall we go to particulars concerning careful style Tn which the n ladies in- the ad- A Y . justt*l(or tried tojthe skutesof thegec- tk'nien ; or how they whowered them a m u l t i t u d e of tho^o tentions suppos-eil to be the preroga tiVrfii of tlie sterner SPS Under these circumtauces that this evening p«f» delight I ally, was a matter course; and that the gentlemen whoulii discover new and unthought of attractions in moonlight ekatnig, was iils-o to be supposed. But the prise uf the masculines can be living ined, wimn they were, about ten o'uliick, escorted frora the ice to Barbour's Hotel, w h e r e private and u sumptuous oysteraupper awaited tl.em. And here we will drop ourtrtln, only reveuliujj thu fact that tlie ladies presided over their '" c h a r m i n g d i g n i t a St. --- v ~ ~ r » r ~ " tr ,,.,,, wards au«;;th_at tl,ej;eutlemen complete in , . ; · * ' ·.·: ,, T'_ , ,.t t, n ,t tim did t h e l e i n e n present tind tbe l i n g of game be- y and t h e sport *o pleasant d i d l u e ijentleinen present tind a t t o u t i o n ^ lavished upon they have each ami every ouo be- como st DHL' ndvouated of "woman's u at ]eiistwh«ro parties and . ... i f n M t M . '1 Ills n i exoiirsiotis are concerned. /»»ts.

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  1. Alton Weekly Telegraph,
  2. 31 Jan 1868, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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