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jry c would h»y'6"H!ived m hecornn enable la to bo hoped will be Eeen no PARTY.-A leap yeurj-ikatUig party is an event lare in its occurrence, anil so enjoyable in iltj p ;rlicipullon, t h a t worthy of boiug chronicled. For a day or two past. U wa« noticed iteverul ladies, mostly of Middletown, were engaged in preparations for some mysterious event, the details 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 expect. problem, however, was solved last evening, by tha ladies sallying out, skates in liutid, calling at thu residences of their friends "of t h e and requesting their j be I company ou a skating excursion. tnfam- say that the invitations were but tjladly, accepted--that the ladies thereupon gal-lauttd their charges to the river, in the most po- aud attentive mail nor-- ia need- t «»d a l rights, it Jeefi'rer ctWd with- t-ir con only a , lfc«is. Neither shall we go to particulars concerning careful style Tn which the n ladies in- the ad- ITEMS. Y . justt*l(or tried tojthe skutesof thegec- ; or how they whowered upon a m u l t i t u d e of tho^o deliciiteat- suppos-eil to be the preroga tiVrfii of tlie sterner SPS Under these circumtauces that this evening should delight I ally, was a matter ol and that the gentlemen whoulii discover new and unthought of attractions in moonlight ekatnig, was iils-o to be supposed. But the 3ur 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 pailor» u sumptuous oysteraupper awaited tl.em. And here we will drop thu only reveuliujj thu fact that tlie ladies presided over their banquet c h a r m i n g d i g n i t y single --- v ~ ~ r » r ~ " tr ,,.,,, ,o«ni au«;;th_at tl,ej;eutlemen reach- , . ; · * ' ·.·: ,, T'_ , ,.t t, n ,t tim , t h e K e i n e n present tind tbe I'rino'mk'rri^u. i n g of game be- the and t h e lotb ESTJEY pleasant field i d l u e ijentleinen present tind tbe t t o u t i o n ^ lavished upon t have each ami every ouo be- recently st DHL' ndvouated of "woman's * i ]eiistwh«ro parties and tBoim ... i f n M t M . '1 Ills n n exoiirsiotis are concerned. /»»ts. This

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

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