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l , MU5LFICE5CE OP A SEW 0E-LEJlSS GBMDDAUGKTEK. Tha following reference to two yonng ladies, in whose history many of oar old citizens must take a great Interest, we find in the New York World : It is understood that Cardinal Gibbons will bring from Borne tha decoration of the order of the -Golden Boee." whieh She pop haa conferred upon ansa Lena Caldwell, tne yonng lady of tnia city wno has given ssoo.ooo to endow the university. This decoration is tha highest thas the pope can grre to a woman. It is next to being canonized as a saint. The only women who wear it now are tha qneen regent of Spain and the wife of General Sherman, who waa decorated aa a reward tor the Immense sum of money she raised as Peter's pence. Miss Cald well is tha older of two sisters who have created a social sensation in this city. They are from Baltimore, orphans, and jnst out of a convent- The elder is about 33 and she younger 19 or thereabodta, and they live in one ot the finest houses in Washington, thas which was for years occupied as the English lecation, then as a gam bung-house by John Chamberlain and finally by General Albert M yep -Old Probabilities' aad owned by his widow stilL Tney have an aant with them aa a ehaperone, aad about SsxxuXM is to be divided wnen me younger one la x age. Both are ardent .jtnoiioa. ana tne elder. Miss Lena, wno is to receive the pope's decoration, gave ksoo.ooo to start the fond for the new university. Cardinal Gibbons makes pets of the glris aad comes over from Baltimore to see them frequently, mm they are well worth visiting, even by s cardinal, on aeeonnt of their beauty aa well aa their wealth and liberality. Tbe TOtuig ladies referred to are the grand daughters of thas mnch-honored and well- remembered old citizen, thai pioneer and

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 26 Jun 1887, Sun,
  3. Page 3

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