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1 v- . -. t THE QUIll PAGES. 9 ! CLARA. BELLE'S PBI2IEI, , Somt Easy Lesson For Tegliinert; Also, fw Aavancea Muaeii:, ChrMMMltorM fw Seol fMhlratkU 'lrto-lt Ball mm mt m Wedding a ! 1'orfiB tm GrMd!ukM Hit Mkta Ideality Big- fMi la LlllU sUlpper, cauuMwaum or tn b-jtrer. - Nsw York, Dseem ber 13.1831. ' Here all yoa girl la lb fashion class, 1s a nice little Cbrutmu primer of Instructive '. and entertaining storl. Ton hav been attentive daring the put rear, and I do not doubt that you bar teamed a great deal; bat you do sot quite know It all yet, and there for ought to study even harder than 70a have already dona, Fashion la the noblest end of woman. To be truly happy, yon in oat he truly well dressed. Remember that, and . closely follow the weekly instruction ot Clara Belle. Here's your primer: a sorrxaixo m. It is Christmas Eve. This Man la not going te tne anerax. hi ta not com ins; away from one. ue nas not Walked a thousand miles without a stop, ne has not been drawn through a knot-hole. He looks tike the affirm atlve of all these negative, and more too. doe He not? The matter with- him la that be has been out with his Wife buying Christmas presents. Poor, dear man! Oh, how he has suffered. His pocket-book has suffered, too. This morning It Was as thick aa your fist. How it 1 as thin as yoor anger-nail. That woman wita the bundles and smiles is bis wife. He will Dot Murder his wife, bat he would like to. . His strictly PrlvateOplnlon Is that Christmas to outrageously too frequent In coming one a year. After he gets bis wife home. It he has Ten Cents left, be will go arouna tne eorner by mm sell and buy brink. . . 1 .! . : " : a soon WOICAW. ' see wis woman getting out of a carriage, She holds her Head as high as the horses. Tight check-reins make the horses do It. But the woman does not wear a check-rein. She holds her Head high beeanse tnere is a fash lonabl new Bonnet on It. It la made of black Lyons velvet in the Ferroalere-ahape. Encir cling the crown is a long spray of scarlet cran berries macfe of shaded satin and chetflle. wbicb falls over a wreath of silver-fronted leaves. On the left side of the crown Is perobed a bright Robin redbreast, holding twig of the berries and foliage In bis hill. His bill li smaller than the.mllllner's, which was tw. The woman's dress is of royal blue velvet and India brocbe.' in mille fleur on Russian blue ground. The velvet skirt Is urlmmed with three narrow ruffles, and down the front In a Tsblior aoutely pointed, which 1 made of the brocbe. The velvet corsage Is edged with Turret, displaying between their crevices a brocbe kilting. This corsage opens in front over an nnderveat of India fabric, and Is in the shape of along eassQuio, with vel vet straps crossing the plastron and fattening toward the right-band front with small silver buckle. The seams at the back- open for about five inches at the lower part to. allow the emerging of a brocbe scarf, knotted at the left aide with careless grace. The sleeves, tight to the elbow, are adorned with satin Van Iyck puffings, over which the buckled bands of velvet are repeated on a smaller scale. Having got a comprehension of this costume into your beads, dear girls, do you wonder, that the Woman's head was invisibly checked up high? Well, I should smile right out load. V SHIVEBIKO IW BEAK3XIX, This girl looks as warm aa Toast, but she is as cold as a Bullfrog. The thermometer says zero. On the girl's shoulders Is one of those Bearskin capes, without which any body of a giri at all la truly unhappy this winter. It reaches from her, neck to the plump, pretty spot betwixt ber shoulder and arm, and there it stops. Now, if the weafWr has any respect or herself, she must be as slender below that Cagel as 1 she Is Bulgy above it. Ho she has nothing much on her waist and arras besides one thickar ks of velvet. Tou may think that ber red lips are quivering with nice, warm emotion about something. Tbat Is where your eye have deceived your Intellect. Her lips are red because she has bitten tbem, the Rascal ! And tbat is not a quiver of emotlon.bat a Shiver of cold. . How bravely she bears it? A consciousness of looking well is more com fortable than Thick Flannels. What is thj..erM of' women 'cfolng In front of the window in. Fourteenth street? 1 bey are not jamming one another around and barking tbelr shin In order to ace an elephant. They are doing it to see Two Men baking Griddle-Cakes. The man who hired this store knew that fashionable women out shopping are always on the lookout for ! etieap lunch. So be pat in seats and table i for turee hundred persons, and got ready to i sell tnree pancakes, witn a oil 01 Duller ana ome maple sirup, for fifteen cents. How did he Allure the women tnf Ah! You shall! seel He fitted, up the big show. w.ndow, with a Oat surface of polished Iron. L Under that be put a lot of gas-jets. Then he dressed two male Cooks in nic-ewhite Aprons and ( apt, and, set them to baking .,ke there. Tbls drew a great crowd. The tnree hundred chairs are full of three nun deed fashionable, women, all day long, and more ! fashionable women are all the while waiting for chairs to sit in. The man is hlgbly Blithesome, because be la clearing bis $500 very doy. w hen the ovelty is worn otr, the Moinschs of tbe fashionable women will be rsdy for a Dyspepsia Cure (for the Cooks, in tueir hurry, leave the rakes all dough), and 1 lieu be can make another fortune uiinedl-eine. 1 ' - - . - I ' AT A BALI. O. what a fine ball! - It- is the Pstriarcns' bull, at Delmonico's. You ean not go there, because Hie invitations are few and priceless. Inn you can listen while J tell you about nn f tiie clothes that were worn there. . That will not be juite so uineh t un, but you wUl have 10 make it do. Hoe that thing, all rib-houi and nutter! It is not fire-works. It i a I'-elie waltzing, with n huce Bow of rlolaon Queued on ber shoulder by a cluster or dnw-era. 1'be Bow ! cgiapowd of many Iodi hiopt c.f irregular length. When she cavort In tiie dance thee loopa Hy around ber like stream-ts in-the wind. Here Is one of the 1 Prettiest Drevses at the bail for a Young Girl, j You may read how it is made, and get one just' like it. if you have ! ionev enough. It is cream-white surah. I embroidered in white silk rosea and bod. 1 ue underskirt tea mas of billowy ruffle of i lace and turali. The overdress loriua full panier about tne hips, bordered with em-Lroiuery and edged with frills of lace. The buck draperies tall in double sashes, and are caught with - bands of embroidery and gnr-lits'is of white water lilies. The cuirass bodice is open, heart-shaped, but If she baa a ' lug a Heart as that Inside of her, there la no i room for much of a Gizzard, for ber oorsel does not. 1 am sure, measure more than six- item inches. The opening is elged with embroidery and quills of lace, while below, on her bosom. Is a elualer of watr lltle and foliage. The alaevp are short, and trimmed with embroidery and lace. It you look around, yon will see that this Is going to be au Open V, Inter for bail drees. The handsomest uOKtuiues have no sleeve worth mentioning. HnmtUmn a onrruw band is seen, atdorneu wltn garniture leorravpondiujz wjtu that on the akiru. When i we know Ihnt these womrn have been coin-pellea to Uike off their eheiniKes. in order to LnreArois, wecaMUuderatand how much Uty undergo for Fsshloa StlU, they seam cheer-lul. Home of them have pearl sleeves, about four Inches in length. -Tee r just a fash-lonnble at ean be. With them nre worn sledicl collars made or the same beads, and they are quite I too utterlr angelic with toilet, of 1 white sunn or aatin. All that Is needed I a pair of Wings to make a girl In such clothes tly rllit up. Hut he Das no Wings, and will stay down here awhile, where she can have i some more f u n. ' ' OBmiKWrTC. ! Shall 1 tell you all about the Wedding of George . blckles? So; because au account ' has been telegraphed to the Knqvikkk. lie was eighty-two years old. and bad aired irnrttl Ifem igieklea; yet be was not content. Til Hridevmaid were bis own daughters, ta-peilngdown to xeven reata old. Ob! the Old futm. We Will forgive him. my dear girls, because be is haiMinoine. Besides, the spirits rotnmanded him to get married agsin. Ue suva tbat a Luminous Bard cme to him In tbe mailt and gave him the order. He dared not disobey, and did not want to. any how. I asked 1 blm how tbee aleengers were urened, thinking I might learn how the stvli-s hsve changed in Heaven since the lut eeleaUai fashion-plates were iatued; but, ua iiUe a niau for ail thfe'worlrt. he never no-tiwd. i He thought the robes were while, but liuil urn m. .luna of an idea wbetner thev were nriueeeae trains or draped en panier. or any luing aboot U. , I 1 -1 - ' KIDDEX PAIX. I Heo this Young Man! He Is Torn by con-flieUug emotion. He has a Uirt whom be tenderjv luve,nd some Corns which he ten--Urrly bates. He could not get rid of either without pain. The tilri has given him, for Ciritma-. a pair of number six sapper for his number eight feet. . He ha theui ost now. And he i trying to smlie, because the dear girl has her eyee on him. If be only knew that tie ft hi noc embroider tbem with her 0T11 Fair Hands.butbotigbt theto ready made, lie aoittd not rrpre but iuteuae feelings. He Would Hwdir .lioul. ! vauioij rsn-im. - I If you wish tw FflHhionable to a High Degree wtnitut b memory the . following iresii P-eep;s: loo niticb fur .can not possibly be plied uti th'swKSon. Feather bnve largely ripl:ieel flower for the hair with eveu!ug dre. Uodicee are so long Ibat they can Intra I b- sat oown in v-lthoot tnliwcing u tiie pOLitt. tn.wt sua rear: but over the hips tuey arv- fU' out freely. Kar-llned Circulars are on lue wsu", tloiieh stlli worn. A yellow-.ih1 iid"f tii-K-U. rod, called Fbarauh. is toe lit-e'ior. . Ue.tding is e..rriHl to an extout tiiat Would bv nlfUif 11 wm not farbioir-bil."; but. taring fRHUionsSic 't tn nut be siwurd. I nil drMOerie ami v;da kir ure rupHiiy d.-tormiug our women. fur as rMrr shitts nre toowirifO. All band-Mie I .a n-n I)reeji-ouKbt to baA4are !--h'euse.! Wh.te oa'rici-leiilber Iruiim.tig U ' 't on ' WBile ;? abd velvet Itrncade i- Vj by - those who have ' sufficient eredis, Bllver-spangled Tails 1th ball- drj: V.n. rl smaller than last rear. Tbe drapery of evening eostumes is sometimes looped up with Trop- iy uma 11 1 a piace. nare oia xaees. looiuaing Irish. Brussels and Venetian point are displayed over bright satin. Wbsa you wear Eliaabethau panierawired to keep tbem in place, and yoor lmnolug Partner leans gainst thn. it is better to Frankly Explain than to let bim go on thinking you are so Thin that be teeis your own Skeleton. Heedlessness has prevsnted msnv a BrUliaat offer vi marriage. . . - r.-,... . . wnowo. ' Tbls is a Journalist. He le also mlstsksa. l nas written tne ioitewing lor the lrs- matio Times: . "Miss Louise Eld ridge severe! v scandalised some of ber friends the other day by being, innocently perhaps, in the society of the full b'own and polyandrous person who supplies the Cincinnati Ewqpi m wltb goaslp. under in"'' 01 being lu f aablea correspond 1 bav eeen Hiss Eld ride on the Stage, but so nas sot seen me any-wbere and been aware vi it. tne journalist things ne Knows, but he doea not. It is a Case of Miataken Identity. , It la, also, a Case of Impoliteness to mm Juj . The Youth who stands there in the Museum la not tne Living Skeleton. He is merely dressed fashionably IB a new Top Coat and Tight Trousers. Why does he not take the nobs off bis knees? rlecause they grew there. He might at least stuff out bis Legs to mstchf u a USUI . IT.A.HA HaXUt. OLIVE LOGAN. Beoant SxcitiDg Srentn in XSnslauid. Tbe Tlllalny mt A gee Ago ael tbe Sewai drellsns ef TsDay kUnprea Kngenle xne ooaiaarovnxxca o tic gjtocragn, - - LoSDOa", December ClssL ' I Just wUh lhad lived In Bloody Mary's time, aa well aa now, so I might bave an op portunity of comparing tbe excitement of the two eras. It baa com to this, that as 1 side-dish on the breakfast table every morn ing, we have somebody murdered, bung. drawn, quartered, or their remains stolen, or their Jewels robbed. Cable flashings bave told you, long ere tbls," of tbe purloining of the body of the Xarl of Balcarrea. In ordi nary conversation' English people are apt to allude to tbls as . - f- - AXOTHXB YAXKBg XOMT-MAXTSO BOTOX. But the truth is, body-snatching is as old as the Pharaohs. Egyptian rascals had a three fold object in stealing the body of an Individ ual of sufficient . Importance to be made a mummy of. In the first place, there were the J e weld. How plentifully provided with golden and Jeweled ornaments were dead swells In tne mummy epoea any one not a mummy can see for himself . to-day in looking at tbe Withered, beringed fingers of the Empresses of Id Nile, who flourished and faded three thousand years aK0. A number ot these brittle old parties are giving a free show every day In tbe week, except Sundays and holl nays, at the uritisn Museum; and I make no doubt there are plenty of thieves alive tt present wbo would be glad enough to fob 1 heir richly engraved cornelians, Jasper, Jade and pure gold trinkets. Then, In ' -STIALIMe A MUMMT, A thief of the old'Kilean days provided himself with one of the. handiest things possible to bave In the house his own special god. For howsoever human a man bad been on eartb, the embalme'nt of bim made of him. according to Egyptian- credence, a god. Thirdly, there was then in view, as now, tbe greatest prixe ot all, in the abape of tremendous blackmail. It would be almply Idle for me to Judicata a possible result concerning tbe theft of the Balearres body. for. before this letter reaches you the whole matter may bave been solved in some way of which w know nothing at present... But this I will say, that I do not believe the crime would bave been committed were it not that a belief prevails widely in tbls country to the effect that While tbe ouudde puMle supposes Mr. Stewart's body to be still unreoovered. It la la reality SATK AND aOUVD, In some hallowed plaee. where It has been deposited by bis widow, Mrs. A. T. Stewart, wbo baa secretly compounded with tbe robbers, and wbo still . pretends not to bave done so, thus foiling tbe intereal of .humanity at large, which demands that tbe malefactors should be given up to Justice. . But It was part of tbe pact tbat they should be allowed to go soot free, and to tbls Mrs. Stewart assented, also paying them a large sum, as she could not sleep at sight while lbs body was geae. v It is not every lady who has a quarter of a million dollars of. - - . . VIlHOXSf TO BTKAXt. ThaVabe bad them .Lady Hill Trevor may sadly congratulate herself. At present they are gone from her gase like a beautiful dream. This is. a prime occasion for tbe American safety -lock people, to do m big stroke of advertising, for it is certain tbat if Lady Trevor's Jewel cupboard had been provided with one of these lngenloua contrivances, the thieves -would have been foiled. The Trevor Jewels were deposited in a cranny built right into tbe wall of a grand old country boose, whose brick and stone-work is nearly as strong aa' the prnidlcat cromlechs which all these vanished centuries have failed to throw to the ground; To cast down these mural strongholds would be a week's work for a doaen masons; therefore, no thief. In a casual hour, while the family were at church, could bave tampered with tbem. All the trouble was in tbe iock.whieb was found to have been picked "Just as easy." These Hill Trevors seem to be .. A castor iot. They are of the aristocracy, have country and, town mansions and all tbe orthodox surroundings of-'wealth and standing, yet they are forever tn hot water with their servants, and seem to possess noue of' those stanch and loyal ''old retainers whose - devotion, almost more than any thing else good Englian inns lies ean boast, is envled'by American observ ers, over nnyaervanw. nave oeen empioy ea and disch arged at Lord Hyi Trevor within tbe lsst six months and in the present Jewel robbery suspicion bas fallen, upon the servitors actually in tbe boose, and some of taeee bave been'arrested. ' . - I was looking over Wllkle Collins' novel of "Armadale" the other evening. I dramatised this novel once. Dear me, bow long ago tbat was! Kate Relgnold played th heroine, "Mis Q wilt," and the piece was Inflicted on A LtTOCBRlOVa KIOHTLT ATTXNtiAVCg for a week or two at Wallaeka old Theater, in Lower Broadway, over against it room street. ' I should not bave alluded to tne mat ter again,' for I try to throw a veil of enrooie ystery over ail my youthful productions in prose and verse; only, on , my honor, sir, on rereading 'Armadale." I wondered how we ever could Have been inriuta oy in r- fetcbed horrors of tbls once, famous book, with its duUbby heroes, one low-spirited muff, and the other preternatarally cheery one. And the very next oay atter 1 uau votes tbe mysterlesof Armadale! old-tlmeiah.iald on a shelf. ' '. .: "!.:'"- ,. run tAMsow-ST. johm atf Aim Happens. Don't know what the Lamson-at. John affair IsT Why, simply an Armadale lor- rlble-'orrlble, with a difference. Young Mr. Lamson. who Is said to be an American and tbe sow of an American pastor at Florence, runs Into a College at Wimbledon to. see bis handsome sweetheart; crippled brotber-ln aw. yoaog St. John, aged, nineteen, an inter- etlting belna wltn a carved spine and abnor mal appetite for Ureek roots, who ts the con stant occupant of a bath -chair, la wbloh be to pushed about by a shabby attendant, c- figure tor a novel In act .ready to band to tbe nicety of a button, fu. John is Lamson's brolber-ln-lew, and wheat the crippled boy dies bis sister, Mrs. Laasson, will get all tbe property. Ho young Lamson kindly visits his brother-in-law. takes i AMEBtrAX CAPSCX. . Out of bis pocket. Wblcb. be says, is nuea with auinlue. and give 1 o tbe boy in the buth-euair. He ben hurriedly tanee his departure lor parts unknown, aud immediately afterward e-.ther the Oree roots, the hath-chair or th quinine oafMUl-e prove fatal to young Mt. Jolip. Kbonld it, happeu to be the Utter, and Mr. LanruaM, be appreaended. be will Undoubtedly plead insanity. Tie a mad wofld,aymuiel,.. ; -.v-The . - ' ' --v - KwpggSS rctjg.vig. -v Wbo has distinguished .herself during tbe past week bv tbe rather unimperlal mishap of fulling down stairs, was better last even-I nu, when inquiry w made alvher town bouse. JJo. 2 Prinea'eOale. b wfN drive la Hyde Fark tnia afisrtiotinv for the first lime since the accident, abd, Hm this. It ta hoped, all will go well with-1 he new Mistress of L'.,nhnmnh. The artpel 'ation nnder wbicb Kusenle asKiiraes resUleuc In the county of Hants isuot thataovereiga ou tn wbicb tbe world ut large Is apt;lo alinde 10 tbe one buautlful potentate off tbe Tatlerlee and Bt. l.ioiiJ. (Mis simply alls beraelf- - ., i'thk oorsiTgsii'or riLnKEFOKne, Kellct of bis lau- Majesty-. Napoleon III.W l'rople bav given sympathy unbounded to nooK dear Kugente ia all ber trials, but one anxiety has been spared ber arold tbe varloue blows voicii nTruKeiui ...... w ciioti her bead. Since the Bret hour site met ijtMits Napoleon Bonaparte sn has revelled in wealth, prsclicaily uuboundad.. Kte bas spent .',W.uUlon the bouse and grounds at Kurn borough already, and the end la not yet-nor near It. When the mansion gets f oroisbed there will be fe w irlaeee in the world who money or is worn ' Inhabit better palace. After the death of tbe Priaee Imperial tne rstp of aristocratic drawing-rooms bad It that tbebereav.ed lady Was going to make her will ia favor of Princes Beatrice, the Queen's youngest daughter, wbo has always been very attentive to ber; went out tn a yacnt to meet ber when she returned from Mouth Africa; was la from Windsor Castie to take luaebeea with ber the other day. But now we hear tbat tugenie bas bequeathed all to the eon ot Clotlide and old Plon-Floa," little Prioee Victor, ia order that b asay carry out tas hapolbok idka. wbleb is. of course, to get o n tbe French throne, and atop there ea long as he conveniently ean. 1 can't belp laughing every time I pass the Empress' bouse in Prince's Gate, and see old Monsieur rietrl stuck np in the Window of an upper story, busy wltb letters, papers, do-and") so on. of the deml-eeml-lmperlal household. I laugh bee us I wonder If be ia Just now engaged ia writing some of those wonderful letters of approbation to tbe varloo Losdea tradesmen wbo bave supplied tbe Empress with tooth-brush or something. Oh.ba.ba! Oh, he, ba, ha! Don't I wish I had one or two of tbem here to quote from! WelL yon know what . . - A FBgWCHatAWa WSUflH ' - Is, anyway, and when tbe high, doable-preaw sure action of dsfuaet royalty's decayed dignity transmutes tbe originalblnnderatloos of an onadnlteratlve French man into something inexpressibly oh, be, ba, ba! why, the result is tbat ia spite of yourself you ka, ba! I wish I were lust beginning this letter. Instead of Just finishing It. I have got baggage-loads to tell you about tbe new lights and heanug apparatuses, and not any apace left to describe any thing. I see tne Holborn bestanrant bas already adopted TM SIX wang XEOgXKKATOB - To light up tbe whole front of their imposing new premises. It is a' powerful light, and no mistake. The flame 10 the unscientific eye looks like a solid globe of gas say a good-sized musk-melon on fire and It Is a beautiful thing to see tbe fire-tips ail running downwajsd, pouring their smoke into the interior of tbe melon, where it to consumed. We shall, from tbls time forth, eend down to posterity ideas whleh will b so skillfully adapted to the requirements of the coming man that our descendants will pity our benighted condition In1 having so long endured tbe discomfort arising from the baleful fumes of gas and coal smoke. Qt.tT Luqast. CRESS FKOX NEW TOSK. Ctorffwous Wedding 'Diamonds ... auQrj 8UTer . Presssa aad DaesA Oeed Taefe Prevails Over Oaseatalle A dreat-3rsnaeiratBier a 3reesai A Widow VI BO Coatqaereat Tlnae asbea-of-Seaeeasid Ho F reseat (a A Forest of riowera. ooaJtaaroKoxwca or tmm KwatrraKX. , - N w Yobk, December 22, 1881. Society has had social sensation enough this week In two weddings of unusual significance, and that bave accordingly given rise to plenty of gossip. Tbe most important of the two was tbe marriage ot Miss Leila Osgood Vanderbilt to Dr. William Seward Webb. The moat extravagant reports had been rife regarding the - preparations for the affair. Tbe brldewdressee were said to outnumber tbe wardrobe of Queen Elisabeth, and to have been made entirely In the workshops of Worth and Plngat,wb!ie her lingerie was sup posed to have, been composed, of cambric and linen woven especially for ber. and trimmed with lace such as moat women would be proud to wear on their dresses. The truth of the matter and I am sure it does the bride and her family great credit is that not a single article of ber trousseau was made up abroad, and only where tbe domestic market could not supply the demand ware S-OBEIQX GOODS CSBD. Miss Vanderbilt. like a number of other women of refined taste and good sense, dlscov ered some time ago that Worth's idea in mak Ing robe tor American women was simply to overload them with trimming and to trust rather to bizarre than pleasing effect. ' He sends dresses hare that no French woman would put on ber back; and It is a fact that I ascertained last winter that Parisians are scarce among bto customers. In this case the. wedding dress was made by an Irishwoman, a fashionable dress-maker, bat who, miraculous to relate, does not even make use ot "Madamo" on . her door-plate, Tbe materials were Imported, and Consisted of a heavy white satin brocaded In silver leaves and Tines in a curious shadowy pattern, made into a f rince court train of enormous lengtn, and worn over a petticoat of plain wu ue sau u, nouncea trom nem to neu with delicate point lace, - a vsib or rorxT ucs Nearly covering tbe train was fastened on to ber dark, early- balr, which, even on this im portant occasion, tbe young lady arranged herself, with diamond ereacenta and whit ostnen tips, more becoming .to. ber brunette complexion than flowers. The corsage, almost covered ' with laee, showed a big bunch ot natural orange flowers st the belt, and tbe band bouquet was of 1 rag rant wmie rose, ina rompaaour necK was nearly filled in by a superb diamond necklace, consisting of a circle of solitaires set in flexible gold, and to each stone a Princess feather pendant of smaller gems. This wan the girt of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vender bilt. . Thex bride did not turn Dale or melt Into tears,- or tremble, but with sparkling eyes, flushed cheeks and a really nappy expression, swept up to tbe altar on ber father's arm. The groom, a cooD-iMxne blows. ' A pleasant foil In appearanc to bia betrothed, met her at tbe altar, and wltn the attendants or .pom formed a really . beautiful group in wie near 1 01 a m 1 mature tropical lorest forest of magniflolent balms, maarnollaa in luxuriant Sower, orange trees covered wltn golden fruit, pyramids of palm terns, masses rusia. nuuui great tiiiwsiiu oeuaoi ooui a violets. Tbe bronze ptilnrs the entl length of the church were green with smilsx, and the floral furore extending through the ponaisoi tne cnurcn oioMsomea out in oou quetsof white lilies of the valley and hva einius, ilea witu satin n noon, worn by the drivers and footmen 01 tbe bridal party. The bridesmaids wore very pretty dresses of wn le moire antique, elaborately trimmed with cut crystals, white velvet pansiea and ostrich tips. Iustead of tulle veils, which al ways uia aeem intrencning - Oft THI BKIPBH FROVlXCst Tne young isaies wore ontneir nainonz, curly white ostrich plumes. Each wore a gift iron tne oriaeor auiainona iour-ieai clover, with a huge pearl for a center. One of the must charming features of tbe wadding waa tbe oresenee of four littl nieees of the bride, dressed in Mother Hubbard of pale pink aatin. wltb pink Plush poke-bon nets, anu carrying nasxeta m sue 01 iveKborn bata overflowing with pink rosebuds and Marguerites. As a souvenir of the occasion, tne groom uiu giren bkb ok wem a a la mood nanar-Dln. Mrs. William H. Vanderbilt. th bride's mother, wore an elegautcoatumeof aapphire. velvet ana pate oiue sauu. nouneeu wltn point Alencon. and ornamented wltn great clusters of violets and diamonds, which glittered over her whole person, and, indeed, - THI UCimOK' That followed the ceremony was so exactly like other receptions, only "more so," that I will not bore you with a description. In one respect, tbat of tbe floral decorations, all other vniatnn 01 toe season were anrpaaseu. The walla of tbe vestibule and parlors were preaaantiy anggeauve 01 me season, ueing en llrely surrounded by branches of glossy leaved holly and mistletoe, tbe red and white berries of which, mingled In gay eoutrnaw The deep window seats were hidden by banks of graceful ferns and vines that drooped to tbe floor and were trained on the laee cur-talus, wbicb bad lambrequins of roee and tasKn of ilile of tbe vuiler. The large ra ble statues were imbedded in feathery green mo aud purple violets, and two beautiful figures supported graceful baskets of Her mette roars. ' - Knormoua vases and Jam filled with bego-nlaa. yellow and wblte rosea and Japanese xerus sioou in every corner. TUB BB1DB AMD OBOOaT Received their guests in a large bower of ainilax and ivy hung with balls ot bloeaoms end a huge marriage-bell of Mareschad iSiel rosea overnena. Th congratulations- of nearly three bun dred ot tbelr I rieud were received, a lmht and delicate rather than rich supper, served by Dei monlco and then the bride disappeared, to return in a few moments looking more like her natural self ia a handsome bottle-green cloth traveling costume, embroidered Id every abade of lis m color, from ea to tiroau, and Baltbad wita broad bsudi of otter fur. A Jaunty liiuebatand mud to match the suit completed the toilet. -. The wedding presents were not shown. It seems almost as if the announcement should be made in italic, so seldom in tnis mark of good breeding observed, especially when lu value Uiey amount aoroetbiug like a quarter of a million. without mentioning tbe Iii0,000 In coupon bonds from tbe bride's father. Her mother gave ber the house In which the reception, waa bold, -- Sj roCB-eTORY BlOWH STOK B FKOXT. Covering three lotson Fifth Avenue, and elegantly furnished. By the lime tbe new mistress returns from tbe wedding tour -ber per-ents will have moved into their new home, further up the fashionable thoronghfare. ' The groom's present was a handsome coupe and a span of coal black horses, his parent a dinner service of solid silvar in unique de- nin. wnue ail uia vanoeroiti connections gsve ettber silver service or dlsmonsd: the Com modore'e widow presenting a pair of solitaire ear-rings, scarf piu, ornsmeow for the hair, a ring ana bracelets 01 superoatones and exquisitely . mounted . by liJlaay in original dealgo. . Talktna about nome-maae eriaai outnrs. for (be moat stylish wedding that toas taken plarwt bis year In- Washington, ths bride had tbe all important arm maue oy nerr rencn maid In t ne bouse ana cnaer ner own super- vision;. What is more to the point , -.1-,., SMC PIP NOT UISITAtt To wear it the other day wben she gave her tlrst reception In ber New York borne. The fedaatosien was forgiven because sapper was served on solid gold plat given ber by ber Tbe other wedding referred to occurred in that . mucfi-glven-to-roraance family,, tbe Klcicles, the eldest member of which, father, graudfather. great-grandfatlier, Mr. tieorge Pickles, aged eighty-two, became tbe-husband of th fascinating- -Mrsi -fawyer, eged forty-two. General Dan hick lea, the eldest son of tbe groout, is highly Indignant at this new departure, and the day before the ceremony ieutbeellyinabufr. but tnis lack ot nllal approval did not disconcert the old geaUe-xaaa, who to a fiae-lookuag, well-preserved in an, about sixty la appearance, fond of social life, and a millionaire able to indulge bia Aboot five hundred veorHe were bidden to the wedding by card, on whiob was console ttously engraved, "No preaents will be accepted.' It is needless to say tbat every body obeyed tbe injunction, and that all tbe IHVITATlOSS WEBB ACCXPTKB. The ceremony wa unusually interesting, four generations of tbe family being present, and eonsoteooos among - others wsa Mrs. Bsgloll. the mother of Ueneral Mleklea' first- wife, and who still bears in ber countenance traces of tbat dark, rich beauty which proved so fatal a gift to ber unfortunate daughter. Tbe groom, tall and erect In figure, bte dark balr rather fbtfcod than tinged with white, strode up tbe aisle wltb firm and confident air. The good-looking widow wore a becom- Ing silk of - tbat suggestively-named tint. asheeot rosea, trim metes it b laee and a bon net 10 maieu.- net lu re aauguien, ureases In pal pink, acted as brldemalda. Tnere la no "marry la Haste and repent at leisure" aboot this mated, for the engsgaaacal bas lasted ....... - SIXTXX TtAM, During wbleb time the provident widow has acted as housekeeper and companion to Mr. fticklee. This morning a grand -wedding breakfast waa given at tbe Belmont Hotel, afterward the boat and hostess retiring to tbelr beautiful borne In ifewHocbelle, which, by tbe way, is also tbe home of Daniel Webster's widow. Here they propose to spend A Merry Christmas and a Hsddv New -Year." wbicb also I heartily bope may come to ail tne readers 01 toe a.qcriBXJt. , v: IN BILLY 21'GLOHY'S HALL. Also, la the Academy of Unite, Wbicb Hakes a CoatruL Oat a CUrl fat Botb Places. However, ausd at fsi 1st Bacat Pnrairt al Peeerii Carlo ate ateswrt la ttae East lis r the Metropolis -Tbs Cans mt m atals Cor Ilv coaaasro3riKaca or tm bwoutbbb. Xkw Yobk. December 23. 188L Billy McGlory's Hall to in Hester street. . stranger would walk past without knowing It- No banner are bang on tbe outward wall, Only one gas-jet burns over tne entrance. Tbe block Is a dark adtt obscure one, though only a liltl way round the corner from tho bright and bustling Bowery, bllll, the place to notorious. It to a resort tor the fast young men of tbe great East Bide.' It to obeap and popu lar. A ball is given there every night. Bun daya are not excepted. . Bwallow-tall coats are not required. However, the manners are not wholly unconventional. . Every man must take off bia bat wben be dances. He may leave a elgar In his . mouth, if be likes; but his head must bs uncovered. Tbls is, as Billy McUlory explsins, in. deference to the fair sex. One more eonssideratlon toward the ladles (and the proprietor) to insisted upon, viz.: Drinks must be bought for tbem at tbe end of every dance. This does not make ha diversion very costly, for the common bev erage is lager beer at five cants a glass. . The visitor opens a door on tbe street-level. goes through a long passage and up a stair way, and finds himself suddenly In Billy Mc ulory'sHall. It is not less than a hundred feet by seventy in ' area, and proportionally lofty. Tbe walla and celling are dingy, tbe frescoing of former days to left only in patches, and tbe chandeliers have become old-fashioned. But there la plenty of light, and the floor is as smooth as planing and wax Ing can make It. , This lower level ia clear for dances, except for a row of amaU tables, wltb chairs, around the edges. A balcony, reach ing across all sides of the ballr to furnished with tbe same conveniences for sitting down to refreshments. There is no admission fee. A door-tender Is on duty, but not to take tickets. H scrutinises the girls wbo come, and keeps oat those who are not tidy in dress, or whose conduct on previous occasions hss been boisterous. The po lice would close the plaee if any thing noisily bad was frequently allowed to happen in 1. All possible precautions are therefore taken against disturbances. Besides the preliml nary inspection ot those wbo enter, tbe no merous waiters are, to use McGlory's pbarse. Ha Bouncing Committee," ever on tbe alert to quell a fight and fling out the fighters .Yon may get drunk here and welcome, bnt you must not yell or knock any body down. - You may roll under a table and Bleep off your Intoxication, out yon will not be allowed to give vent to It in noise. : These waiters have broad shoulders. Their flats are about as big as their heads, and better educated. One of these fellows falls In at your heels when yodentor, follows yon closely u til yon take a seat, and then stands by your side. - It is bto business to get your order for a drink at your earliest possible convenience, and he will let you know by a long stare when you bave delsyed tbe matter long enough, by an ominous frown when you bave exceeded the proper limit, and by a plain-spoken in quiry wben you bave exhausted his patience. What he would do If you positively refused to boy something is conjectural. Judging by ap pearances, ne wouia. aeizo you oy collar ana trousers ana inrow ivu into uie street. Billy McGlory's Hall Is not. like Harry Hill's, a show of waiter girls and variety per formers for the diversion of countrymen, but a resort 01 city boys ana gins who like to dance. Some of -the boys are thieves, and all tbe girls are more or less wicked. There is reason to believe that a few of the dancers those who know bow to gracefully point their toes, nntter tneir sairts. ana occasionally kick a clear out of somebody's mouth with dalntv precision are paid to appear. With that exception, all tbat is done on the prem ises, except oy ine inaie servitors, is reaiiy for the fun ot the thing. Home of It doea not look so, however, for there is nothing on earth more solemn to see than tne style of waltzlug in vonne on the Fast tilde of town. It is not dsnelug at alt, but a slow, rigid, imperturbable stepping around, as different from the lively capers or tne wsns 01 Murray mil as walking is from galloping. The quadrilles, on the contrary, are aa lull of action as they are of beer, and so grow more apl riled as the nlxblgeis old. - a peculiarity wt tne amuse- meut la tne general absence of dalliance between the sexes.- Now and tben a girl Is hugged close or ber band held un necessarily longhand .even an incidental kiss la sometime eriven: but, aa a rule. sbe resents any such treatment here, thouuli willing to arrange for It at what she considers a proper time and place. By midnight the ball is crowded, the orchestra bas got its sec ond wind tb dancers' joints have become loosened, the waiters perform astounding real in glass-carrying ana me scene- is altogether vs animated aa any to be found in the Metropolis. I hsve described Billy McGlory's Hall as a place where tbe visitors make tbe diversion for themselves.-. This to almost altogether true; yet there are a few algnt-seers always present, ana aisiinguinaoi oy ineir oener ciuibes and strangeness of manner. - One of thia kind wa James Hamilton Fisher, a tea merchant of this city. A portly man, of mid dle age and parted beard, was Mr. Fisher, with all those marks which do not distin guish the man of prosperous morals and business, though tney. are generally regarded aa doing so. Nlne:y-nine New Yorkers In a hun dred Know as lutie aooutisew xoncitieaa though they were Clncinnatiacs. Mr. Fisher 1 toe exceptional hundredth. He liked to know for himself what was going on lu the lower reaches 01 society, ne was in ins babit of going In o,net of sneb knowledge alone. That, was wby be . sat ax a taole in tbe balcony one nigbt, aignineoiy drink ing beer and loosing down on tbe merry throng below.' Half an hour of the spectacle satisfied his curiosity and he was about to go, when a prettier girl than be had seen In the bail, and considerably better dressed, attracted bis ootlce. Tbe other wore tbe flat ear-locks, cheap finery and saucy airs cbarao- teristie 01 tne uowery, wuue sue was eiaa in becoming garments sod ber bearing was qnletiy ladylike. He was surprised and in- leresiea. xie in sue ner acquaintance over a bottle of wine. . Mr. Fisher was a married man when he made that vlatt to Billy Memory's Hail. A few days ago. 1 a tbe" feMinreme Court of this city. Judge. Donohue granted Mrs. Fisher a divorce. How this same about cab ' best be told br describing something wbicb happened at a bail of a dbSoroat arade In th Academy ot Music The Amderar of Muale Is si big barn. - It ts only when Riled with the light and beauty of fashionable twin 1 uat 11 present a brilliant spectacle. It was one of these rare occasions mat prooucea in episoae wnicn - am aoout toaescriDe. James lis Bill to a ' Inner stood in the corri dor near tbe doors of the ladies' dressing- room, a realisation - of perfect preciseuea in appeersnee. ri Is ototbee were as smooth as bisskin; nis nair was in exactly tne rtgut condition between aleeknen ana disorder. and a rouut of bis Darted beard would have revealed no Inequality of. division. Mia bearing waa In baruiouy wltb ail the rest that was visible; sod wno cod Id suppose thst tbe morals of such a man were in the lesst awry 7 Mr. Fisher waS waiting for his wife, who wns laying aside her wrap iu h dressing-room. Hh name out presently, a ouiec preilyi self-possessed wo in an of forty, richly and oecoiningty areaeeu. xi gave ner ni arm politely, and they started toward their box, which opened off Ibis corridor. Thev bad gone a few atepa only wnen they met a girl wno oowea to me nusosna. a glance cou-viaeed lb wife that she did not. know mis person, and she inquired without feeling any particular interest In - the : matter, wbo ah was. ... ..v "I don't know. was tbe reply. ' i.. The man of caimneaa and aelf-eontrol there made a serious blonuer. If be had coolly said that her name waa Smith, Jones or Brown. Mrs. Fisher would never have thought ot tbe subject again.'- --- .. . ... rtut ane oowea o yon. sne sniu. Kna here be might hsve saved himself ttv explanln that he remembered ber face but not her name. Instead, he stammered some thing unintelligible, ead la an instant tne wife quick suspicion m- amused. Ana wno was me giriT xsnue other tnaa the one wboae - acquaintance Fisher bad formed in Billy .M calory's flail, and who had ever since been bis mistress, maintained by blm In apartments at a sale ditsnee from his own borne. he called herself DoraDorces-ter, choosing a name wbicb at ono revealed taat it was an assumed on. - However, there was nothing in her appearanoe at this ball tod' tinguish ber from the spproved belles, febe rras handsomer than noil of tbem, ber eoai me was costly and tasteful, sad ber ce de ue was of the same good quality wbloh. 1st e incongrnous surrounding of tna Haster- i.re. 1 call, nxl . first drawa inr aa miration. Here, at Fourteenth street and Irving pim s. it wss -In keeping, and. therefor, ia-couM'icuous. He realized tbls on aeoond then. and tried to satisfy bto wife's eori-osit v oy aaylng. la reply to her last question : ! bave probably met ber and forgotten it, or sue an ay mistake me for somebody else. Bbe said bo more, but what sbe thought was thst he did know tbe girl Tory well. Tbey went on te their box. Fisher bad been surprised at the sight of Dora; sot because It was difficult for a woman of soeb a character, and a much worse reputation, to secure admission to a fashionable ball; bat be bad never before known her, during hie. proprietorship, to take each a step Vitboatbtopermiasloa. He grew aagry when be UsoughPaeout It. and formed a nasty resolution topualau ber. - - An, bour later be eame upon ber face to face. I Taugbt caution by experience, be waa about to pass by without notiee; but a certain audacious toes of her heed as sbe turned her eyes from blm to the man on whose arm she waa leaning exelted ble anger afresh, to say nothing of nis jealousy. He bad left bis wife in tbe box. and bad no reason 10 so p-pose she was not there still. But be did not atop to consider whether it wss safe to be seen speaking in sueb a pubtie place with bis metre. - He followed ber naif way down tbe stairway to tbe dsnemg floor, gripped her wrist with fleree strength and drew ber away iron ber companion. That young mac, prudent in tbe face of danger, tf not In choosing whom to escort to a ball. Immediately withdrew, leaving Pore in tbe clutch ot be emolover. To a stranger . be -might bave seemed unexcited; but sbe knew tbat tne alight disturbance ot bie exterior Indicated boi immense amount of wralb witbin. ?be tried to get quietly away, but be held her fast, kbeo sbe in ber turn got angry. . ,- "Lei me go," site demanded. - - ' "How dare you come here without my per-mission r" be retorted. . -Wby sbouldnt i. if I pleaaeT" -'Because I bave bought and paid for you. and " ' He stopped short, for he saw his wife close enough to hsve beard what be bad aald. Others were attracted by the altercation, brief and low as it bad been. He dropped Dora's arm, and she all pped quickly away. Tben be took ! wife to the dressing-room without a word, for be knew very well tbat she wonld go straight borne, wltn or wltb out bim. The scandal was thus quietly closed at the ball, but no to remain so. Mrs. Flaber sued for a divorce, tbe testimony before a Referee revealed the facts as above given, and tho de cree nas oeen granted in ner iavor. XJC-LaJTSAI CHRISTMAS. liiflraary Charicter and Their Life. Imbecile Children. Daft Men and Infirm Unfortunates . 4' Scenes Sad and Ludicrous, Comical sad - Lug-ubrlous at the Hamilton ;' County Infirmary. : i-' - ' - Though tbe Christmas ebimes ring out merrily, for many bappy hearts, some there are to whom they are tolls ot sadness. Each peal tola painful reminder of homes now wrecked, of lives onoe hopeful, now blighted. Away Out fct tbe Infirmary, In the beautiful suburb of Han well, within massive walls of brick and stone, are aiz hundred wrecks ldlotto sod epileptlo wrecks that were born so; drugken and diseased wrecks, the snthors of thelf own misfortunes; Ill-favored and. un lucky wrecks; never well-to-dos. who a re lentless fate pushes from pillar, to post till tbe Poor-house furnishes them a resting place and the dissecting table a grave What happy, paerry Chriatmases many a long year ago some of tbem ean. amid flashes of reason, recall! jgome there are wbo once had Christmas bogies thst were f resb as bowers In June, fragrant with pine, green with Ivy and scarlet wltb hrfly berries, whom Bants Clsus remem bered, but to whom now' Christmas calls np the saddest of scene. "Th saddest of all words o tongue or pen. It might have been." Others born in tbe slums of vice and crime. cradled )n misery and poverty, reared In tbe school of drunkenness and theft, hsve passed their lives alternating between the gutters, tbe Jail and the Work-house, and now Christmas at? ths Poor-house Is no better than the rest. They've known no borne or mother.t- and the pleasing associations and ' ssl recollections which are called np to others are nnknown to thsm. .All nationalities are here represented save the frugal Beoteh. - Provident and saving, tbey lay upfQ'a rainy day, and aa for Ill-fortune, good lufcst "follows those -that lake ' care of themselves. The foreign element embraces two-thirds of the Inmates. Ths psnpsrsof Europe flock to our shoves, and are eared for In our poor-bouses. Many ot the inmates hsve been beggars from . childhood, paupers by trade, gennine Bamfylde Moore vagrants by eboiee. and mendicants from love. De cency Is no kith or kin to them. Respectabil ity Is an unknown coin. Bags are tbelr pass port to live liberally, and a sham lams leg, an ugly sore a mesns ot existing, without work, Laslness seems Inbred In their bones. They are too lazy to make tbelr beds, too lazy to wash, tco lazy to eat with a knife and fork; tbey prefer to gobble tneir food like an ani mal- Such customers sfford the msbagers a good deal of trouble. Tne easiest people men aged, tbe least complaining are thoee wbo bave once bad bappy homes, who bave onee tasted tbe sweets end comforts of life, whom fate hss dealt hardly with, and the lines in ths sunset of lite have not fallen In pleasant places for them. . . TBI atAjrAOBXKirr Of the Infirmary ia In excellent hands. Mr. Decker has more thsn his share of that qua! ity, that in a man Sterne oalled Hpatlenoe in a mule, obstinsoy." He newer loses bis temper with tbe whims and vagaries ot bis charges, but uses a tact that Is admirable. Bald one Insane man to him: "Mr. Decker. LI want to go to town to-day. Mr. w'erk. of tbe soap factory, has written me a note, and I want to meet blm to-day. Ill glv you (30,000 If you'll let me go." . "Oh yes," replied the genial Decker, M Werk spoke to ms about you; but keep your money. We'll go In some pleasant day; It's too cold to day." Th fellow went off satlaned. Tbe inmates rise at balf-past five in winter and Ave In summer, est a breakfast of coffee and home-mads bread, and those who work bsve a Inneb at ten. At twelve a solid meat dinner la furnished, with vegetables, and sup per at six, consisting of tea and bread or mush and milk, complete the dsy. Ths work of the Inmates, save, in exceptional eases. Is not overwhelming. Borne of tbe women eew. wash windows, and all are compelled to care tor their rooms. Some of tbe men ply tbelr trades. In summsr work av little In ths fields. though most of thsm are physically Incapaci tated from doing much work. Gentlemen." said the Buperiatendent, one day when tbe potato-bogs were making sad bavoo with tbe vines, "if you wilt all some out and help me get these bugs oft the Tines we'll have something to eat this winter, but if you don't, ws wont bave any. How I can't do it all myself." Tbey all earn out and did good service. "Now, if 1 bad ordered those fellows out, I wouldn't have got a man of them to move." said Decker. . . , . . The Infirmary now Is crowded. Some of tbe rooms bav three and four beds in them, and many of the patienta seem hardly to beloug there. There are roiny Insane people wbo require tbe eonstunt care of expenenced nurses, and a small army of bastards, abandoned in fants and poor.betrayed women wi in offspring, wbo are allowed to remain a year, riome of tbeae women make a regular bnaineaa of it. and from tbe ugliness of tbeir feoea and form it I but fair to presume tbat tbey ad duce tbe men, and wben tbey bave been discharged with one child turn up the next year witn a iresu crop. id cni.oren sent irora the Children's dome are never wasbed nntll after they reach tbe Infirmary, and If by any technical qnibble that Home can get rid of them, out th waif goes la a police ambnlanee, with nothing to eat. end It arrives squeaking and crying, tf It does not die of etaryation on the road, if Longviw is sold, as tbe probabilities sonear tn tndloate, and tbe practice of putting lusan patient Into the Infirmary continue, then extensive addition will bave to be built and appropriations much larger than now made for tbe addition. Life at the Poor-house is at best but a humdrum affair. Tbe Inmates read, sew, clean their rooms, do light Jobs. Th weakne-a of moat of them Is so great tbat la eold weather tbey ait listlessly by tb nas stove ell day long, and in sammar Idly 11 on the gras and gaze at tbe clouds. One old lady was taking a nun-bat b. Bbs sst ia tbe window end ber line moved, her faee bathed in tne sinking raya or me setting sun. -une is talking to snirits: dont disturb ber." the alatrpn said. Among tb cbaraeters arc many curious ones, wltb singular historic. tb moat noticeable of whom was - ... CH4RLIT BBAOaT. The blind broom-maker. Heisoneof the old- timers, rllnee leo7 be baa made the Infirmary bis home, rlllnd as be is. no one to more in- dustrious. Daily be rinses fifteen bund red piece of clothing, and at odd times snake fifty dozen broom a year, all that the institution need. "Oh. this imy bom, and a good home it ia for a poor fellow like me, wbo bas no borne." Charley is a Prussian by birth, and finds his wsy readily all over the building solely by the sense of touch. SAXT XA1BT - I a horrible spectacle, with a heed of abnormal size, under Jaw protruding three inches beyond tbe rest of ber faee, and ber tongu four times- the natural else, continually lolling out. Her eyes seem scarcely open, and when tickled or plad at any of tueanUce of the children wbo play about ber tbe rear part of herkoll laps several inches over tne treat nail- s and, her count eaaaee the look of a bog. Though seventeen years of eg, her lower limb are paralysed, and she to tied Ian ebalr and.aipe ber food out of bowl, then faila aaleep. or is fed bread and milk with a apoon.. fen is belplees a a babe In every respect, sits tor boors on a blanket spread on the floor, and bas tbe same Intelligence la reicard to noticing obiecte tbat an in fant of six moniba posseeaea, Hu to seldom sick, never cries, and bas not energy enough to drive offtb flies that. In bet weather, feast on ber fat and eouxy features. Wbo are-her parsnta or what the object of creating sneb monster, or what panihmnt ber existence was Intended to inflict on ber parent, are be- yona in octal sen to oi re. , haocb." Theeloek-maker,'poase-es a mechanical ln gennltytbat many could with reason envy. With bto pen-knife he baa made a large woooen clock; wnicn seeps -accurate time, marks the day. month and year, and tbe finest niece of workmanshin of all an ivorv clock which strike eacn q Barter bonr,aad la a neat sriout to nia genina. in wooaen clock stands In tbe hallway near the entrance. ana one ne nas maae or eoap-ooues, remark. able for Its oddity. 1s slao ber as n curioeity. Magus is an old resident of tbe Infirmary, was) bora in the Black Forest of Uermauy ana paralysis or nis lower limns nas 1 atflietod htm as to render bis life almost burden, and his trad bis only recourse. lit, DAVXDSOtr Is av black-eyed, silver-haired old Jsdy of eigbty. wbo connection wita tbe late lamented President tiarfieid makes her career as rosaaaue as it to historical. "I am an old sebooi-teecher, she an Id, "and In General J s ok son a Administration. In 1-28. I tbink. went to Huron, Ohio (it was tben ten miles square), and taugbt school in the College bile uameld was President, Ob. I recollect blm very well.' He was a very kind and noble man to ns all.- I was a teacher of grammar and spelling and tbe rudimentary branch.- I never had any sickness to speak ot tn my life, and am bappy out at this borne." Mrs. Davidson's memory, like tbat of mony old people, to remarkable la reference to events tbat transpired long ago; can give in nam o sn tne rrauaentf ana v 10s-P residents and their term end dates of office, yet in tbe history and happen lugs of to-day her- memory ta faulty, bhe reads the . qriRKB through every dsy, and is alwava childishly particular about finding It In a oer-tain -place, and when she has finished it re turns it to tne same, and returning a second time reads the paper th rough seem ingly lorgeuoi tnat sue nas seen iu 1 UBS. TatOltPBt. in a neat room, wltn a southern, exposure. overlooking bright, green fields, wltb the modeat window filled with, geranium and nowers, was tounu an 01a laay, Mr, xnorpe, wno bad been totally blind tor thirty years. It Is said that tbe loae ot one of the senses only Increases the acuteneas aud Intensity of tuem mat are leit, 1 ne sense 01 tou en ana bearing in tuoee who are blind to. more perfect than in- those whose stent is good. This old lady sews and knits, and tends ber flowers, breaking off each dead leaf with all tbe accuracy wbleb a person would do with perfect sight. "It's a strange thing.'1 spoke up Mrs. Deeker, the Matron of the Infirmary, -tnat our Diina women are all tne best washer of window we bave. Their sense of touch la so acute tbat tbe least spot of grease or dirt tbey will detect, and every woman knows tnat tnis la extraordinary.'.' Mrs. Thorpe is a relative of the late Exekiel Thorpe, and Is well-known 10 many of our old citizens. She says she Is happy, snd, though deprived of sight, loves to sit and dream ot gardens ot flowers, tbat b fancies she A CBANK. Mrs. Hall Is decidedly "daft." Spiritualism hath made her,, like a greet many other. man. sne separated from ner Duspanq many years ago, and spends her time in tending the papers and th Bible to tbe Inmate, expounding asane go. The reporter found ber reading tbe Ouiteau trial and Introducing such eommeuta aloud to a crowd of old women, wbo sat by listens rig in rapt atten tion to every utterance, -it s aii. uoiteau didn't kill tbe President. It was tbe spirit. He could not hip it. Tbe spirit moved bim. aud be waa only tb agent and waa powerie to resent 11." oneciaims 10 ne a great pni-lantbropiat, and says she bas been In every hospital. Jail and insane asylum and poor-house from Blsckwell's Island West. "Only give me . the power and I'll go to Co lumbus snd clean out every publio in stitutlon In tbe State. I tell you they need it; tbey are rotten, rotten all of 'em, and 1 can Clean 'em out. Oh, bow tbls poverty gall me. I did bope to bave enough for a new calico dress on Christmas, but I shsn't;csnt get any work any more. I'm a good nurse. good housekeeper; ean nurse any thing aeiinum tremens or insanity." "Yew," spoke ut Mrs. Decker, "Mrs. Hull Is an excellent nurse, most kind to the sick and careim." - M41-A K a' t-a ft mtM TT.ll -wvl.l.... to a llock of sparrows tbat were gathered in a tree Just outside the window, Htbey are my lineage, wnen iney-are arouna 1 I'm all right." Tbe birds bopped about and flew oft, aud tbe old lady resumed: "I don't want any more clothes off tbe city. I tell yon I'm proud snd sassy. Bnt let me say one word before you go. If spirits ean 'materialize, why can't Garfield materialise? That's right, write it down Mr. Keperter. I ain't afraid." - ' ST. til MOW FBTBB Mt'MlKC, Self -styled "the second Moses, Ellsbs the prophet," is one of the most "otr of sny of the inmates, tie claims to oe tue founder and sole expounder of a new secret Order called 'Tbe Three uoiaea Mice," similar to tne order of " Th Golden r leece." Home year since bt. Peter discovered an Old maid of uxorious, if not amorous, propensities, who. beguiled bv St. Bimon's insinuating manner and pious conversation upon tne new iann, 01 wnicn ne wa to . no . tn - emer exnounder. loaned blm money, furnished blm food and clothe ls return for nis pi ritual eon vr-M ion , and was making heavy inroad upon ber hoarded income wnen tne neignuors, seeiug the im positions practiced open the deluded dupe, gathered en ma e, threatened the propnet with a coat of lar and feather, and nre bim tbe grand bounce. If not from the old maid's affections, at least from tier premises. St. Simon now arrsys himself In tin head-dresses aud calico gown covered wit 11 spangles. preaches the new dispensation to the inmates. and on one occasion, wben a ureachar cam to noiu religious aervices in tue coapei. be lairiy cornerea in xteverena witn nis apt quotation and ' application of Scripture. X nese are 1117 youug virgins wno suaii carry tn lamp trimmed ana niiea witn oil." be said to Mrs. Decker, as he patted tbe heads and long, flowing balr of ber two young aaugnters, running aoout as sportive scnooi-glrls. "You shall be my little bride in Christ." be said to the youug black-eyed beauty. But Mrs. Decker, with the best of common sense. ttiougnt onaes in 1 nnsi looxea very well on nsoer. but she forbade blm ber room, and didn't propose he should be fooling around ber gins witn nis new-tungiea religion. At one time he wore a long patriarchal beard. Moses wore s besrd, snd he says he Is a second Moses. But Mrs. Decker thought tbe besrd too long for elesnlinesa,and suggested thst he na ihiTM. Horror of norrors. neveri" "Tben you'll bsve to leave tb Institution." He left. . He returned. "Will yon be shaved now?" "Yes, Ksau. take my birthright." Once be spoke from tbe Vine-street bridge. snd tbe crowd f bought bis language so ridicu lous tbat tbey threatened bim witn a canal bath. He subsided, but felt that he was a martyr. ue fooica a aentist. 21 e went to one ana represented himself as a man of Influence. quoted Ociipture, and was too good for a un-uay-ohool. "AU rlglit," 11 tb dentist; "I'll glyeyoa as upper at for S3; tben take my eardsand use your tnnuence." He raised the S2 by begging on Fourth street, procured the teeth, then was willing his beard be shaved, MBS. THOBXHfXX. Waa an old lady of sixty, wbo said: MOh. I'm an old rebel. No gray hair yet, however. Perhaps you dont know ue. Wby. in my bouse ths 'rag baby' transaction, early in tbe war, occurred. - Tbougb born in Ohio, I wss raised in Mississippi,, and was treated so kindly by tbe Southern people that wben the war same on I did feed toe starving -refugees and occasion ally concealed a gray coat. Tbey arrested roe, lmpruouea m. and here I am ready to die of the dropsy soon be reedy lor tbe doctors. But let me say one thins, ss I told General Tyner: The South buried Um ne-ffroem and statm, and didn't trice 'U poor to Vie tioctorm to chop ftp, at dorm Aboiitiotx Olio." AD CAMS There are lb abundance. One, brother of a Judge, extremely proud of 'hie family, associates wltb none of tbe Inmates. Too indo lent to work,-too proud to beg, though sble-bodled. be promensdes tb ground solitary and alon,'a living monuaaeutof cursed pride witn no money 10 dick . it up. Mary liiley la her, onoe a leader of to daml-monae. "Lady Fash Ion" they called ber twenty years ago. because, no matter bow drank or ribald she got, she always bad a red ribbon or a gew-gaw about her, to ssve ber respectability, so to speak. Mrs. Ute is here. An old Indy, born In France, lay cuddled npin ber little bed, and said. "I feel pretty bad." Alas! sne was dying. - Some brat had ravished tbe poor old woman, shattered to pieces tbe few nerves that were left, and so injured tbe wixen-f seed old lsdy of tne market thst tbe Infirmary couch .will be her eoSln. and ahe will pass lumber eaeeka. a - poor. harm lea oid creature, who never barmed a sparrow, yet whom - some bruie In human form coos to send -oeiore a last trod as an avenging spirit, The man that need to olsy the devil, lbs Incarnate fiend in tbe old Third and Sycamore Street Mnseum, to tbe terror of our fatbers and rootber wbo were boy and girl tben. So ia Batterneld aa old railraltd man, Clark Johnson, an oid faro dealer, John Steele, onee a wealthy pork packer onVyca-more street, who eould drew bis check for 1100,000, and Frank Crip pen, uncle of "Invisible Green," wbo wroto for the old Times; Frank Spencer, a brother of the late Jndee Spencer, from whom the Spencer House was naraea. was uotu isteiy an inmate nere, and be really called It borne. John Noonan, one hundred and seven years of age, and an old n egress with white wool, over one hundred and tea years old, are perbeps tbe oldest In mate. otrrsAenocs casks. Boms there are here whoso friends and rela tives are able to care for tbem. yet wbo from motives of economy and meanness prefer they be supported by tbe tax-payers. CHItDZZN. Sore-beded children, witn eeaba on tbelr bead and bodies from the else of apin-haad to a half-dollar, lay around the nursery perfectly looae. Great God. what were tbey ever created for? There are tbe hufer children. Their father is in tb Penitentiary for life. . Their mother bronrnt tbem here after b waa condemned. Her character ia nou ot the best. Colored children are bare paralysed in their lower limbs. ana aaaaam uiuk. tne lortune-teiier. orougnt 10 a week-old baby a few days since, wno, sbe said, "sb found ia ber -travels." Tbe lit-: tie 00 so, eome ot tbem Jay In their cribs at aix la . tbe evening, having bad. their Jp and milk and dropped off Into Morpheus' arms as sweetly as if their home were at tb Poor-house, their parent paupers, or, worse, criminal. K Chnsunaa-tree witb bauble and. ugar-plums tooa la tbe window fur tbem as early tbey would crawl from tbelr tiny beds, and, barefooted, run to papa's room. Ho sama Claus. with pack on n Is back full of Jumping-Jscks and toys, bounded over the housetop with harnessed .ret udeer. mindful ot tneli childish wishes, i'erbsp it is wall. Maybap tb pauper waif will climb as high "the hill w nere fame's favored tempi sbiaes afar," as to pampered child of luxury, ttb scion of wealth and noiile birth. Stanley, the African explorer, H rat saw tfi light of day In aa A-agltoa Poor-boose. , JLT THE CHUECIIE3. Where JSarmona "Will Ba Preached ' V ; ' : To-day. lalBlt Topics DemoanlnatloauU Wefea At lata Towns HmI Carlatlaal lost enadayclieele Peieesiat Hew tie And Otaver Facta aavd Kaau erf Interest fro Cama-cH lpla. ' Flos TTwioar Chatzx, Walker Mill road. - ' crawrj t w, ii.f. Calvary Cnwreh, tJUftoa. . Focbtk csnmriAjr Cxtrnca, near Marino Hallway.. Pleasaxt Bxxxjx Baptist CarxcK. Preach ing at 11 a. m. axx of tbe churches in oar city are open to strangers, rree. St. Job-it's EnacorAi. Cxuxcis. corner Sev enth and Plum streets.-. Goer xl and eons service tor voung men at the Y. M. C. A. to-night. Btobbs ToWKSRip.Tavlors Mansion. Branch ing at ? si p m. every buna ay. . . . ATosoiu M. B. Cbvscb. Bandar school at i" a. m. Preach ing at 11 a. m. Sxtxjtth PnxsBTTKRiAir Chcbch. Broad way, serviees at li a. m. ana 7 p. ra. McHeajc Chapii. Ninth street, near Free man. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:3U n. m. PsxACHrKO this morning and evening at (1,. C rkMl. T-.. . pLXABAwr Rinan Pmsmmx Chfich, sabbath services at 11 a. m. and T p. m. Beau tree. - - Sebvtcxs at the Sixth Presbyterian Church Rev. John Kusk. pastor, at U a. m. and 7:80 P. m. CsurTXAC Chbtbtiax Chttrch. E. T. Will lams, pastor, will preach at 11a.m. and 7:30 p. m. . First RrTORirm Pit ran t tctiah cxrtot. Plum street, above igbtn- Hev. A, Gilford Wylie, pastor. Pbkachiico every Sunday morning and night in tbe Christian Church, Fergus street. lumminsviue. Skxvicks at Bantist Chnreh. 1 Dayton. Ky.. t 11 o'clock a. m. and 8 p. m. Rev. xx. s. Taylor, pastor. Services to-day at the Columbia Ban tist conrcn, rtev. w. iw bievens. pastor, boa-day-ecbool at 9:30 a.m. - - Rrr. W v. M. Rr.4rrTTiif T TV will muht bia pnlpit in tbe Central Preebytertan Co arch uiu morning ana evening. Pbtnt-flTBXKT Tixflx. corner of Eighth and num. rtev. x. si. wise, seryioes every saiur-dsy morning at 9:30 o'clock.' St. John's Cb num. Dayton. ICy. Key. CL T. rlnatr. rector. Hnnday-echool. M) a. Services, 11 a. m. and 7 p. m. . First Prfsbttkriah Chcich. Rev. F. C. Monfort. pastor. Preaching at 11 a. tn. and 7sup. m. ttaDbatb-shoolaiSdi) a. m. Seookd FRKSBTTiKiAir DirscB. corner Elebtb and Elm. Preecblna at 11 a. za. and 7aup,m. Baooatn-scbool at 2:30 p.m. East fiAiberiirr M. E. Chitscb. Serv ices on Sabbath. Preaching morning and evening oy tne pastor, i.ev. . Bennst. Asbukt M. E. Chcrth. Webster street, near Main. Rev. J. W. Gaddia. Daator. Preacbina eyery cauoaia at xt a. m. ana 7 au p. m. Rxr.. Jakes ex,ls. .D. D.. will supply the uipit of the Second Presbyterian Church. ervices to-day, morning and evening. Riverside. Church of tbe Atonement. Serv ice and sermon at 11 o'clock, a. m. ami 7 o'clock p. m.' Bar. A. C Powell, rector. FirTH Fresbvteriax Cbcicr. eorner Clark and John streets. Rev. A. B. Morey, pas tor, frescoing at li a. m. andTaop. m. Wxslkt Chapel. Rev. G. W. Kelly, nsstor. Preaohlng on Sunday at U a. m. and -JO In the evening. Sab bath -school at 9:30 a. m. FrrTH-STBBET Christxaw Church. Covins- ton. Ky. O. A. Bartholomew, pastor. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. BeataeUl f re. witKri Hills AL. E. Church. Ashland and McMillan streets. Dr. H. B. Ktdgaway, pastor, will preach at 11 a. m. and 7 :45 p. m. v,Tbe Church of Our RaVior fEnlsoonall. Mt. Anburn. Rev. Dudley W. Rhodes, rector. Services every Sunday at 11 a. ui. and 8 p.m. Scott-street M. E. Church. BotTTH. be tween Fifth and Sixth streets. Covington. Kt. Rev. Gilby C. Kelly, pastor. Preaching to-day. Gbace M. E. Church. A von dale. Forestave- nue. Rev. J. P. Porter, pastor. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7a0 p. m. Sunday-ecbool at 2H0 p. m. Third PREWBTTgRiAJtCHmtew. rv. j. P. E. Euinler. paator. Preaching at 11 o'clock a. m. and 7 JO o'clock p. m. Sunday-school at 2O0 p. m. . . St. Paul M. E. Church, corner of Seventb and Smith streets. Rev. I. W. Joyce, D. pastor. Preaching to-day at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m. Camp WaRBInotos M. E. Chcrch. Preach ing every Sunday evening at lUtt o'clock by the pastor, Uev. S. B. Timmon. All are In-Vited. 'DiviSE eery Ice every Sunday afternoon at three O'clock at Trinity FDisconai Chanel. South Covington, Rev. laurauoe Guerin am- .analng,..,.,.-.-,.-., --. - : CtHJtlSTlf.T.B. - Bt. Philip's P E. Chnreh. Rev. John H. Ely, pastor, holds divine service every Sunday afternoon at half-past three o'clock. . - FotTSTft -STREET CRRISTIAW CHrBCH.' COV- lngton. Ky. S. M. JeiTerson. naator. Services to-day at 11 a. m.and70 p. m. Sunday-echuol at 0 a.m. TJkiok Methodist" EmroriL CHmrtt. Fifth and GreenuD street. Covington. Rev. John Y. Dobbins, pastor. Servloes st 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. CHkifiT Chtrch. East Fourth street. Rev. I. 2?ewtou Stsnger, rector, services at 11 a. tn. and 7 do p. m. Sunday school at a.m. All are welcome. CUXHLtHVILLt PbKSBTTERIAW CHtTRCH. Rev. G. R. Alden. pastor. Preaching every Sabbath, morning aud evening. Sunday-school at g p. m. , Ziok Baptist Cht-rch. -Ninth street. Sun day-school at 9:80 and preaching at 11 a. m. Preaching as usual by the pastor. Rev. Wilton h. Boone. ST. Paul's German Protestant Church, eor ner Fifteenth and Race streets, Rev. Edward Vowt, pastor. Preaching every Babbatb. Tne public are invited. BtTCXETX-STREET M. E. Chtjrch. Buekeva. near Main atreet. Rev. G. Nacbtrleb, pastor. Preaching at lu-ua. m. and 7a p. m. Bun-day-school at is. m. - The (ProtesUnt EdIscodsII Church of the Advent, Walnut Hills. Rev. P. Tinsley, rector. Services it 11 a. m. and 7:3d p. m. S tranters cordially invited. TJKITKD PkRSBTTgRTAX Chtthth. Sixth street, between Race and Elm, W. H. French, xt. u.. pastor, cervices at it a, m. and 70 p. i. baooain-scnoot at a. m. VlXTH-eTRKR-T BArriHT triTTMf m between Vine and Race. Preachtne- morolnc and evening by tbe paator. Rev. B. A- Duucan, D. xt.- oaooatu-scnooi at vuw a. m. TJiOTARiAH Papzbs. Any one desiring to read UniUrian papers, tracts. Ac. will be sup plied gratuitously ou sending their addrres to Miss Sarah Elite, lie John atreet. BsrVElTTH-aTRBKT COKO R BO ATIOW A Z. CHCSnt Rev. Frank 8. Fitch, uau tor. PrcMhlne to day at 11 a. m. Young people's meeting at 7 p.m. Sabbath-school at 9:30 a. m. Everett tr kit V. E. Csntnt. rrrt between Cutter and Linn streets: Rev. J. Scbwelnfort. paator. Preaching at 11:80 a. so. and 7:80 p. m. Sanday -school at 8 a. m. First Enolisk Lcthfraic Church. Elm street, between Ninth and vOourt. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:91) p. m. by the pastor, Rcv.H. W. McKnight. Bunday-ehool at 9 a. m. Toii-tTcm M. E. Chcbch. eorner York and Baymlller streets. Preaching very Sabbath at 11 a. m. and 72) p. m. bv Rev. Frank G. Mitchell, Sabbath-school at 2:20 p. m. 'Vlirg-PTkKET COKCREOATfOR-AI. CHrrRTIT. Rev. C. H. Daniels, pastor. Publio worship st 11 a. tn. and 7:30 p. m. Babbath-echool atsdo a. m. Young people's meeting at S:S p. ra. . -; First Baftist Uksmh. Conn street, twin Mound. Preacltiug every senday morning aud evening at tbe usual boars by the pastor, Eev. S. K. Leavlvu Prsyer-meeting at it p. m. TitKBerean Church of Brethren In Christ will hold services in Murdock's Hall. 106 West r iitn street. very tras Dir morning and on Wednesday evenings. John E. Morris. pastor. CHRlrr CKAPRX M. E. CRriCB. Court street, between Mound snd Cutler. Ksv.Henry Tuckley, pastor. Preaching every Sabbath at iia.m. ana 7 33 p. m. sabbath-school at IS p. m. . XiMtA. Ohio. Christ Protestant Eobteonal Church. Rev. Charles A. Hay den, rector. Morning services st eleven o'clock; evening services, 7:30 o'clock. Sittings tree, and all welcome. PBintSi FTtt.t. tr V mnm U...lu. h.u fa Sturne' building. Sbba.lh-euoot at 10 a. Preaching every Sabbath. 11 a. rii. Meet. ng Wednesday evening st 7:30 o'clock. All are Invited. . St. Johrs Chcbch fProtestsnt Erlconi. Seventb and Plum street. Christmas aervices by Rev. Cyrus S. Bate. D. D of Thaoioorleal Seminary, Gambler. 11 o'clock a. m. asil 7 -JdQ p. m. Munday-achool, SiJO a. m.. 8t. Luke's Chapel (Protestant Eoiseooan. corner Kaymiller and Find lay .streets. Fall and winter arrangement for ervto: Sunday morning at eieveu o'clock, eJuneay-eehool at p. m-. ounuay evenings at u all-past seven ,1M-lr The services st ths Third Presbyterian Church this morning will be devoted eolirely tw toe ceicorauonoi viirisiroas. Dor a musie snd aermoa being appropriate to the day. cm Tuursday avening tn Sunday-school of th Third L'bnrcb will bave tbeir nsosl ciiriartnaa cele oration, at wbicb a hlgbly entertaining time may be expected. Canal lecture at tn church to-night. Seats free. All are Invited. The congregation of PoDlar-street Chm-eh snd Society recently beld their annal meeting to bear reports from tb official Boards the past year, and to cfaooa officer foe th. coming year. Th reports for last year were unnsnally encouraging in every department of Cbarch work. Tne additions to Cbureb membership by profession of faith exceeded that of any Church in the Cincinnati Synod; uaiu-wv j or- repairs of burch building, tia ner mnath ul l pastoral library, and a email fa 1 a nn. In lh Treasury. - ' ' ceiir KtpoKT. " ' .TM OIBSOW HOrSK T1MDICATBD. The suit of Benjamin S. Crane, of Xew York, canhler of the Joalyn Troupe, who ued tb proprietors of tliiiDnn House for tne locaoi ri is gold watch and ViiS tb particulars of which were given in yesterday's report, terminated in a verdict tor t.ri-f-r,,- ani. . . ...... MOTIOH FOR A KT TXLAX Of X'HVSH. On Saturday Mr. Pugh filed a moUon for a mew total f Wm. McHosb. who was found rnllty last week of mnraer in the flrt def rr. -Hebswihw motloa on tbe following pr.uci- . pal ground: First, lrn-guiarity in itnpsnenn j toe Jury, by -.ct:o3 of lists of same for, 'nrora bv O Court instead of draw. Ing theia from fh wheel, end. la overruling challenge "of Jurors for (sum. ecoud. tor misecnidact of. th Jary la. -this: that after bearing tiie testimony, araa- meats and charge ot tue Court, tbey retired -at haif-pa.t four 'o'clock p. m. and reC ti ed with a verdict in le titan an hour (subetan- tlally this is bis com riant;, not taking sufficient time to examine the teaiimuny, or ap- Sty the law In tbe case. Third, that the. ver- -. ict is not sustained by tbe evidence and Is contrary to law. Under the last head h eon-. merates a great many objections tbat h mad In the course of' the trial, and which were -overruled by the Court. Tbe motion will orobably not be argued an-. tH after tne holidays.- l WEJtDlCT FOB THE JTCXB. . ' ' James McGovern sued Mendel A Rosen burg for damages sustained by his male and . cart. . by reason ot being, run Into by defendant trunk wsfon, in a ronswsy. The Jury. In ' Jndge Avery's room, Saturday rendered a verdict for the plalnuif in tbe sum of te4 I'Sw Baker, tor plain tin ; Wllby at W aid, for da-v tendant. ... so divorces nr jaktaxt. It Is not because there are no applications, ' on the part of discontented parties, that there will be no trials of divorce and bastardy cases In our Court of Common Pleas next rnonlb, ' bnt because of the greet number of criminal : raees pressing for trial, tbe Court has decided to give tbem tbe prefeience, - ' A ; CllEISTMAs" SN AKE-ST0ET. Wonderful Freak of Eleo-; . ,-r . tricity. . ; Bow the Denizens of Blr Sandy Head - the Dally Papers. t Old Jske Busblrk showed np. In terdsy with a drove of bogs, two or three bun- . dred pounds ot "sang." a few thousand hoop- '. pole, and a small load ot tan-bark, followed . by a ysller dorg. Having disposed ot his -" wares and lifted himself outside ot about tea - ' . ' Tom and Jerrys, Jakebesan to feel sociable, and consequently communicative. He bent beck In the, big arm-chair in the Crawford House sltting-room.eocked his number sevens ' up on th Jamb or the open Bre-plsee. and observed: LTp in the Big Sandy conn try, where I hall from, they got a new kind a disease. It t beats all tbe doctors, and Old grannies alnt no good. . -. . -( ?Cant cure It?" spoke np sn- EjrQtrrjLiJi '-man, who bad Just dropped In. - .. : "I should say not. It Is a sort of ruptloa complaint breaks out in patches and blotcbes and marks and dots and lines. Never saw . sneb curious-looking things on any body as ' those has who's taken down." - . ''( "Something like measles or small-poxr "No, not a bit. There'll be a lot of dots '". about the slse of the bead of a pin. tben eome t . straight lines, long and short. Thsy bave a i - reddish -appearanoe. Why,: my old woman took It, and her face looked like a eribbage- ) ' board, ana, the beauty of It waa. the' holes ; all seemed about the - eame also, and ' the same distance apart. Tben the people thathave It are fltifled. Jump around and - whoop 'and - danoe, and throw tbelr arms -about, and all of a sudden get terribly active. ' One woman. over eighty Jumped a ten-rail , . fence staked and ridered. ran a foot-raoe wltb a young four-year-old oolt, and be wa'nt no -slouch, either." . V ; "Wss ths disease catching?" . --".' 'Well, sorter. It caught most of our folks - up on Big Sandy." "Well, eouldnt yon people arrive at any '. r oause for tbe bop. skip and Jump and break out in lines and dot disease?" 'That's what I'm ooming to. Ton see, oar . people are great on TAXING BATHS. , . The faet Is the wbole country batbes. Going in swimming is the chief amusement, like - croquet and base-ball in town. Tbe old and ' the yoang, boys and girls, all tske to water like ducks to a mill-pond. Now, there's a nica " sheet of water up tbar in the bills, and long . last July and August every body tbat went irt ' bathing come out and was covered with tbem. ' thar lines and dots: tben they begun to take . on as if they bad spells. It was one fit after another. We gin 'em castor oil aud tansy, and old niothen Jenkins.' -got some herbs and plants and alcb. and " stewed 'em over a slow fire and give 'em to -'" ' the slok one, but, Jetioaophat! it only miulx 'em worse than ever; it they waa all bound. up In tb paunch before, tbey waa all nam and string now. Finally, tbe fits got so bad -i tut after crops laid by tbat tnero want no-t body to milk the oowsand baul 'Stove-wood. T was tbe worst ut epidemtf I ever see. At last - ' a young fellow came along who tend the ' telegraob inntruiueiit ten mllea down, at tb Junction. He stayed oyer ntgnt at my bouae. -Eial.ray eldeat gal. going on eighteen, toler- . aoie gooa-iooking, kinder toot tne stranger's eye, and sbe had one of tbem spells while bs .. was tnere. wnen tbem spots came out on ner face. I never'se'd a man so scared. 'Hold on!' said be. "What's that on your faeef - And be read tbe dots and lines right off. .- He said it was a telegraphic dispatch, all. about Garfield's belli shot, snd the bullet - getting in bis spine. Then some more of the - -folks with fits came np. aod be read the lines and dots on them. My old woman hsd on her - right leg. 'Dallas. Texas James Bowsher . snd Thomss Bowie, cow-boys, taken from jail and lynched bere to-day. Deacon Crowfntt's wife (poor woman, she's dead now, God bless ber) hsd 'writ on the small ot ber back. 'Brooklyn,' N. Y. Rev. Henry Ward Beechei bas sold bis bouse, aud will soon pubiisb the. second volume of The Life of CbrisU Abd so on with all the people. He said electricity did it; that there wns telegraphld T dispatches sent over the wires to the daily , . v papers, but be couldn't offer no expianatlou ' any further. 1 Old Jake's story began to grow Interesting, and several new-oomers joined the circle about the fire. Old Jake lit up bis pipe and satdt "No; tbe telegraph man couldn't give bo so- 1 lutlon to tb trouble. He could read the lines ' and tell what tbey meant, bat who put 'em there be couldn't say." - "Well, wbo did put 'em there?" - - "i'u mt Ytt. ir yu'u wait. . - - "One night, as I wss ooming home from prayer-meeting with my old women, about -eight or half-past in tbeevenlng 'twas a nice moou-light nigbt I seen an all-bred big. blacksnake right ahead o' me, coming out of a stone-pile near tbe corner of -tbe paator. How, blackanakas is death, on cows that Is. tbey don't kill -. 'm. i but tbey suck their milk worse than a six- " montbs' bsby or a healthy calf. Thinks I to myself, dog-on-it, that's tbe reason our cows haven't give no milk lately. So grubbing a stout hickory stick I made for the suake. He . waa too quick for me, ana got away. I fol- . lowed, tninking I would soon corner blm -against astone pile or slump. There was a telegraph pole about a hub a red yards or more ahead, and if that snake didn't make a bee-line for that pole, then I'm a liar. He -reached tbe pole, and alid up It Just as si ik aa a bear; b sorter colled around and roaud -It as tbougb it was sport." - "What old you do, go after him?" Not much. I was sorter struck dunb; ' didn't know what to make on it, but the snake ' kept right on, climbed tue pole, and when b reached tb top be lapped hi tail three or . four time aronud lb wire. I stood tber in tbe moonlight and watched blm. Pretty . soon bis flesa begun to qaiver, then bis wbole j body began to Jerk and roll about on the wires. The next thing I seed was sparks of fire flashed out o' thst snake's body, just like " ' it was a bouse afire. Tne darn tnlng'a cangu -afire and going to burn up, I says, wnen all of a sudden down it dropped, and dasued through ' the weeds and grasa. and over the fence and ' 11 through the pasture to tbe pond. It was like s streak of lightning runniug along the roao. Says I to my old woman, the darn cats has caught fire, snd he's going to the pond to put ' it out.' I watched him splash tuihewaUfr- like a streak; of light, and tiien tber wa e "' sort of nath in tbe water, and X never saw tne snake any more." "Well, what's that got to do with the '' shaking sickness?" "I'll leli you. 1 was telling ths story to ths operators few nights after, and beamllt-d. and said: 'It ail easy now; plain asapik -statr. 'What'a plain? 'Why, tliem marks on Sal's . face and legs. It's caused ' by electricity. You see the snake crawled. up on the pole, snd drawed oif all the' -' newspaper dispatches that were being sei.t . over tbe wires; tuen bu lit got etiock Tall, tbrae or four columns or so of kiKcisuid A- , ociated disnatenaa. murder lu Kalamazoo, rapes In Arkansas. I h crops in Gnio. (jar- - field's critical condition, and all the news and . Hems thst were a bsppening then st the. time; -, when he had about '-all be coo id carry, th eensation of " receiving tbe electricity of new being . a kind of pleasant one sort er felt like a fellow with ten or twtye drinks of pur moonshine whisky In niturtthen he started ' for tbe pond to cool off. l Tn eiectrieity bested him up. The momenjl be touched tbe water, wbicb was a better conductor of eleo-tricity than tbe snake, why off went the telegraphic messages seeking a new home, " Ihey Just lilicd to pond chock full. hy, there was more news In that pood ' in one day thsn a weekly paper publishes tn ' ' " the coarse of a year. I tell you. it waa Juxt full of th cream of tne intelligence. I gaes , that waa the most literary pond ever seen. . -There waa moat of tb dipatclies aboatGu:-tesue bullet, any number ot lyncbings In 1 Texas," several negro rapes in Tennessee, a big fire In Pittsburg, row in the Republican Convention in Cincinnati, all laying round loose. J us a soon a partie went in to bath why tbey drawed tbe electrical current ngvlit ln:o ' their systems, and tbey manifested' them- ' -selves in tbe dots aod anshesand lines wbicb any intelligent telegraph operator can read.' " H "Wonderful! wonderful! prodigiously won- derful!" saia tb ExquiREB man. j " YVa," said Uncle Jake, "that's the true sci- ene explanation Iegiveyou,but 1 hain't toid yoa the whole of it. A soon as we found tha -thing out. why we had some body take a batu. ' every bay. and whan be or she came out. wny you see we bad a regular daily paper. The t operator used to come up and rod the d:s- " patches rlgbiotf. so when you city folks blew about yonr getting the news so fast and quick, i yoa se you can't come up. to the sconce and. intelligenr of tb snakes and sc. - oao-. pie of tb Jjig Sandy." , "I think. Mr. Bar-keeper, 111 tii . nior Tom and Jerry before retiring to my uupst-ai shU. Good evening." Aoce, bilioosBess. drowsiness, Jaundice aa ksomstlira, Hop BUtsrs rsmovse sazUj. -' -" i 1 '1 i i V i ! ,

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