Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 30, 1876, Page 7

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 30, 1876 Page 7
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LONDON GOSSIP. "Psyche Apocalypte” and Eliza beth Barrett Browning 1 . Artists, Public and Private Exhibitions, and a “ Salon des Eemses." The Kensington School of Art—Kcedle- Trort, and What It Sends to Our Centennial, The Pnueral Service of Lady Augusta Stanley, in 'Westminster Abbey. Special Corretrxm&nee 0/ The Chicago Tribune. London, Eng., April 2.—A little pamphlet, “Psyche Apocalypte,” has recently appeared, published by B. E. Horne, tbe well-known dramatist, who. according to the critics, has most faithfully reproduced, among living poets, the spirit and form of the great Elizabethan drama. It contains a correspondence between tbe author and that pure and exalted woman and poetess, Elizabeth Barrett; and a sketch of % •• Lyrical Drama " which they were proposing to write together. UTZBABT COPABTXEBSmp is a theme always invested with interest. The Dnmi tinted cannot comprehend what di rifion of labor is possible in a work so subtle and intrinsically personal. Beaumont and Fletcher, Erckmann and Chatrian. are a sort of mystery,—doable stars more at* tractive because of their mystical intellectual anion. Mr. Horne's pamphlet is a revelation. Q|re at least we see how these two poets proposed to combine their powers. We hear them discussing their theme, criticising, argu- bg, developing, making in turn suggestions, adopted or rejected; perplexed in the extreme over the names and characters of their dramatis pereonso, and finally reaching satisfactory con clusions. It is marvelously piquant and enter taining, and, in an artistio point of new, in structive. Tate, as an example, this character istic letter of Elizabeth Barrett concerning- the title ot the play: your suggestion* are excellent, and bring with them, too, new courvge. I like the Genii very much indeed. . . . A T i, mto the title, why what shall be said 7 That is agc want. “Psyche Unveiled” would *urelj do, suggest to my own associations Mr. Forster's 4 * Mahometanism Unveiled,” and titles of the kind. 44 THE UNVEILED—A PSYCHOLOGICAL JTTBTEET ! would that be belter?—out of Mr. Forster’s way, and the 4 * Nature Displayed ” peoples. You speak of a Oreek-Euglish title, such as the 44 Apocalypse of Psyche, "or 44 Psyche Apocalyptic.” Oh! it won’t do. Wdi it 7 Shall it be more Greek than English 7 But then nobody, not most bodies at least, will know what we mean. Psyche the Pursuer 7 or 44 the Persecutor ” —Psyche the Terrible ? Well, 1 know very well what name you will choose for me after all this. ... But it is bard upon me to expect an answer to such a question by an early post, when, everybody admits that the title of a book nowadays takes more study than all the rest of it. You most think yourself, and your first thought is better than the rest of mine in the rear. I was pleased in every way by your expression of satisfaction with the rough outline I dared to send you,—l felt it to be absolute daring,—pleased every way. not the least with the sympatny of feeling. Only my head aches so that I can scarcely see to write down whatever part of the pleasure would be otherwise ex pressive. Oh! 1 have an agreeable sense of writing nonsense,—convinced with the close of every sentence. Can you make out anything 7 I can't write any more. Ever truly yours, E. B. B. How exquisitely the TENDER NATURE of THE ■WOMAN Is revealed in the following letter : Mt Dexb Mb. Horne : I had year note yesterday, ind have to-day the Second Act, and shall bo sorry and remoweiulon all to-morrow until sure that you will give np the thought of 44 Psyche ” until you give up the cough. lam not a desperate hunter; I like wait ing in the dew; and, provided we have the antlers, it may be as well in the afternoon as in the forenoon, shall the clock make na quarrel 7 No—Xo. VTust made me write waa indeed impatience,—there Uno denying it,—only not about the drama. Do you know vhat it is to be shut np in a room by oneself, to multiply one’s thoughts by one’s thoughts? How bard it is to know what one’s thought is like!—how it grows and grows, and spreads and spreads, and ends m taking some supernatural .color,—just like mustard iod cress sown on (art) flannel in a dark closet. First t begin with the simple impertinence of wondering shy you didn’t write to me, —simple enough,— U:hongh I don't call 5 altogether my own fault when I miss yu~r letters. Then came the complex, perplex ing 44 In the extreme.” lam very aorry tile cough. Do not neglect it, lest it end os u_jae did,—for a common congh, striking 5c an <mru{'«caritial frame, began my bodhy troubles; ind I know well what that guttering is, though nearly jnUe free from it now. So let it be understood, con tented, and agreed to, and well approved on each side, cntll your return to Loudon, 44 Psyche ”is suspended. The new act (second) shall go on in a day or two. Tour spiriting is most excellently done, and the drama kilf alive already. Ever and truly yours, E.B, B. A FEW SCOBS ECCSRFTS, lufl I have done: Oh! you win Imßd up the preface excellently well; md, do yon know, I am watching your “ paces ” alto gether curious y, besides the deeper interest. I want to aee how you manage your creations,—the creation of your, —never having stood near any poeti cal scaffolding before, except my own. And it appears that you take it very regularly. First, the title-page— then the preface—then [words Illegible]. When you begin building, who knows but what you will send me away? The only gladness aiaooiitcd witfi the banishment here has been your offered sympathy and friendship. Otherwise, bitterness has dropped on bitterness like the snows, more than I can tel), and independent of that last most overwhelming affliction of my life [one ef her brothers having neen drowned almost within light of her windows!, from tbe edge of the chasm of which 1 mar struggle, but never can escape. Bet now lam unreasonable or covetous. You say: If we have the Antique time, wo may have a Chf/rus of Satyrs. I want the Modem time, and the Satyr oestdee. Wiut is too strong a word, but lam inclined to tho Satyrs. I lean to tnem. There Is something of “ high fantastic ”■ deeply contrastive to the Heavenly Spirits. Tonr tcoods (my letter coining from tho forest itLougfaton) inspired you with the Satyrs. . . . Do think about it, dear Mr. Horne; you know eo much more of artistic effects than I do. My private instinct is, after all, and certainly, to venture with them. It was eventually agreed that the name should be “ PSTCITE apocaxtpte"; the scene was to be laid in an island of tbe Archipelago; but tbe Satyrs were dismissed, and In their place enrolled the Aborigines, desig nated Islanders t “so aa not to fall foul of va rious Spiritual Choruses, Genii, Voices,” etc., etc. Tnua happily proceeded tho building up of this tbongbt-wrougnt and most myatically-bean tifoi drama, which, unfortunately, was never to be completed. Miss Harreit bad been eenonsly ill, and came, by tho advice of her physician, from her home in Torquay to London! Here she regained strength, and the time for giving body and force to tbe propoeed poem seemed ap proachme, when, by the august lord of Psyche herself. Love, revealed in all his irresistible di vinity, tbe poetess was caught up in apocalyptic vision and wafted away to other scenes. In the Words of the author: Something was done to tbe propoeed poem, though not much, I think; and the fair convalescent waa eventually permitted to take an airing, now and then, su an open carriage. The drive, one fine morning, wu extended beyond the usual time, and the carnage, in fact, returned empty. Tbe young lady, inspired with a new liaat of life and hope, had vanished; and, some weeks afterwards, suddenly reappeared beneath the sunny skies of Italy as ELIZABETH BABBETT BBOWNIKO. Nothing, from this period, was done with regard to the braln-floatlng lyric by the poetess, as far as I know. Friendly notes poised between ns, part of Mrs. Brown ing's being written by her husband, who was a much earlier friend; but no reference was, I believe, made by sny of us to the visionary Psycho. For my own Part, I have never thought of completing It myself.— not only because I should have telt that it was like treading upon sacred ground, but also from an artist feeling and instinct, that a work projected and very thoughtfully planned out, so as to be wrought in a cer tain pitch and compass, and in all its details, by combujato minds, could never posses, if accom plished singly, the harmonious and specific character *nd intentions of its original designers. “ Psyche Apocalypte,” as the Ter? name indi cates, was host subtle m ranra ast> ctiats£ejtt; k poem which would hare been addressed ex clusively to the select few, and the more ralua- W«on that account. Psyche and the son! of Aledon, purified through suffering; Medon puri fied and exalted in the light of the Divine *3oay,—iove having its issue in unity and self- Jecoocillation. £ van the, bis betrothed bride, lost ip dcaUi, and transfigured in Heaven; theintezpoii of a poet, °f a philosopher, and child; choruses I He-venly Spirits, of the Islanders, of Genii, Spirits, 7‘f*’; a great chorus of reconciliation rising up y 1 ® ibs Universe to the Reconciler,—these aro some 01 the ujftt jialfi. Develoi>cd by two poets of high or cer,a-orking in sympathy and with unity of “ ~ otlJ , cl doiihtle** luve proved a rare contribu uoa to Enghbh poetic literature. The sketch now pab hmed by Mr. Home; his admirable description of the .«*uner 0 f unfolding, and the piquant correspond* ,. we^ a the lUl h or 3 t are. In their way, unique. give a reality to the otherwise unsubstantial fxirteace of a poem never embodied In words, but. In weal construction and thought, complete, tsiw.* 6 txa vi the great ages of Michael Angelo and fjdaha, we shaU find that artists have f* 7 *® OCCUPIED A POSITION OP ATBB POWEBQI® uiaa incur own day. Thajucceasftiat—paiaicrul at or sculptor—'wins rapidly, and with ease, wealth and distinction, and finds all bis faculties called out in their highest activity. The yearly Exhibition of pict ures in the Boyal Academy of London, and in similar institutions in other cities, on a scale of magnificence, —-regarded as one of the groat events of the year, not oniy by the artists themselves, but by the public, —{3 an. immense incentive to genius. Then it is the fash ion to visit the studios of artists; their pictures are seen In all phases of development; they are com mented upon, admired, and the artists kept accord ingly in a fervor and white heat of enthusiasm. Private exhibitions are no less fashionable, and every few years the distinguished artists collect their paintings, and not only display them to the public, but have the advantage themselves of contemplating the various transitions in style through which they may have passed, and their progress m a given series of years. In France, the artists whose pictures are not ad mitted into the Exhibition have arranged, by a sub scription among themselves, to open yearly » SALON DES REFUSES, where the public is enabled to revise the verdicts of the Jury of the Exhibition, or the prejudices of con noisseurs. This is an admirable plan, and should be adopted In Loudon. There are such great numbers of artists in this huge Metropolis that necessarily (aside from the question of merit) it is impossible that a twentieth part of the pictures presented for exhibition in the Boyal Academy should be accepted. A Saion o*9 HclUiti would enable the less fortunate painters to do themselves justice, and would turn aside the in dignation which they nr w naturally Indict upon the Committee by whom their woraa are returned upon their hands. The recent exhibition of the pict ures of Mr. Walller, whose death m the very prime of his career has been so deeply regretted, awakened much interest and was througed for weeks. Few of the English painters have been more success ful In reproducing the charming scenery of this beau tiful island. Mrs. Mlgnot, widow of Louis Miguot, whose lamented death, several years since, was a loss to American art, is now in London arranging to give an exhibition of her husband’s pictures, of which she has made an almost complete collection. In all studios the artists are intensely absorbed in giving the finish ing touches to the pictures for the Academy. Among the artistic works sent from England to the Exhibition In Philadelphia, none are of greater inter est than the embroideries made by the ladies of the KENSINGTON SCHOOL OF AUT-NEEDLEWOUK. They are sow open to inspection in the public room of the school, which is daily thronged with visitors. They are chiefly articles of domestic use, such as doy lies, tablecloths, curtains, wall-hangings, panels for furniture, etc., covered with beautiful designs, wrought with the most admirable delicacy and It has become the custom of late to employ the great est artists to make the designs for such embroideries, and the consequence is that they are true works of art. Among the articles to be sent to Philadelphia are a bookcase-curtain, executed after a design by Mr. Mor ris ; a portiere, to be hung at the entrance of the Ex hibition court set apart for the productions of the Needlework School, the drawings for which were sup plied by Mr. Pollen; curtains richly embroidered after designs by Mr. AitcLison and Mr. Bodley; and many other charming embroideries. Among them all, a panel of ** Music,” designed by Mr. Burnes Jones (an artist of immense originality and power), has at tracted the most attention. In this panel, Apollo, seated on a pedestal, beneath outspreading fruit-trees, is seen playing on a lyre; while female figures, group ed at his feet, ore performing on cymbals and harps. The composition is superb, and the drawing of the figures masterly. The artist could not have displayed more knowledge, or given more clear expression to tbe individuality of his genius, in the sketch for a great picture. Immense good is being accomplished by the Ken sington School of Art-Needlework. Few institutions are possessed of deeper interest. It was founded to furnish employment to ladles reduced in circum stances, —that large and sad class who fill English society with a long wail of want and deprivation. Ko one can gam admission without proper testimonials of birth and education. The surroundings are all refined and beautiful. Thanks to School, numbers of noble women, would otherwise be crushed and broken-hearted beneath the cruel yoke of poverty, have become happy and inde pendent. Their work is the best testimony to the fact that they have made the wisest nso of their opportu nities. Deeply impressive was tbe FUNERAL SERVICE OF T.ATIT AUGUSTA STANLEY, celebrated at Westminster Abbey. Lady Stanley was one of those women who won the love and reverence of all who knew her. The favorite companion and friend of the Queen, admired and revered by the noblest intellects of the day,—authors, scholars, poets, artists,—she was none the less the ministering angel of the poor and wretched. Her life was passed in do ing good, and her death brought sorrow and desolation to her lovers in all classes of society, from the palace to the garret. The noblest men and women of En gland assembled at the funeral, to pay her their last tribute of respect. The Queen and her family were present in deepest mourning; venera ble form so seldom seen now in public—was conspic uous among the mourners; Robert Browning, Prof. Huxley, Max Mueller, Lord Houchton, the Marquis of Lome, etc., etc.,—the representatives of the most dis tinguished names in literature, in science, in art, in social lire,—could here be seen with sad countenances, made paie by the solemnity of the occasion. Three of Haudel's great anthems were sung: L 44 She was eyes to the blind, and ftet was she to the lame. She was a mother (o the poor, and caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy; ” X 44 When the ear heard her, then it blessed her; and, when the eye saw her, it gave witness of her; ” and, at the conclusion of the service, the glorious anthem, 44 Her body is buried in peace, but her name Uveth forever.” It is impossible to describe the solemnity of the scene -as thi« sub lime music, magnificently sung, filled the consecrated atmosphere of the Abbey,—from Its immemorial as sociations the moat imposing of Cathedrals, —render- ing homage to the sainted dead, and expressing as music only can express the emotions of the illustrious living. v. V, HOTEL ARRIVALS. Palmer House —Lt.-CoL H. Douglas, U. S. Army; J. G. Baker, Springfield, M&ss.; James Knee Lind, Mil, woukee; S.N. Drake, New Orleans; J. P. Hamson, 8L Louis; Warren Leland, San Francisco; N. B. Fal coner, New York; D. L Mackey. H. M. Sweetsor, and F. D. Caldwell, Evansville, Ind,; W, F. Hanxlmrst, Cincinnati; L. and L. H, Lawrence, Utica, N. V.; Tiieouore Thames and wife, New York; W. P, Adams, Wyoming.... Grand pacific —J. M. >N oolwortb. Oma ha; E. P. Wright, Cleveland; Ansley Gray, Wiscon sin; C. K. Peck, Keokuk; John Franklin. Philadel phia ; F. X. Dubois, Springfield ; N. S. and H, B. Bay, Lebanon, Ky.; Jacob Houghton, Detroit; J. 0. Nettle ton, Bloomington; Dr. O. W. Breyfogle, San Joee, OaL; Gen. George Stark, Nashua, N. H.; Mr. Sey ton, England; J. T. McKinnie, Cleveland; John D. Griswold, Buffalo.... Jremont Home— C. H. Alien, St, Louis; H. B. Ball, Austin; G. W. Mansfield, New : Haven; T. W. Malone, Fond du Lac; Simeon Smith, U. 8. Army; J. H. Rice, Hot Springs, Ark.; C. J. Healey, Maj. G. B. Hedges, and L. 8. Tucker, New York; Charles Burnham, Agent Daly’s Fifth Avenue Theatre, New York; Capt. tV. B. Stevens, New Yonc; George Aldcn, C. D. Dorman, and tbe Hon. Henry Billings, Braton.... Sherman ilouu —The Hon. Alexander Campbell, LaSalle; the Hon. H. O. Goodrich, Jerser vilie; li. lu Jenkins, New York; Charles B. Richards, Rochester; the Hon. Jesse S. Hildrup, Bulvldere; Col. E. W, Durant, Stillwater, ilinn.; D. E. Dyer, Boston: Dr, J. G. Uopperaett, D. S. Army —Gardner House—B. F. Guyton, De troit ; N. T, Hedges, Nebraska: 8. W. Devries, Balti more ; Mrs. and Mias Clarkson, Yankton : Mrs. Mol lie Andrews, Cleveland; Mrs, Skinner, Quincy; O. F, Andrews, Cleveland. TtaoughtlessnefSi JVeto York Journal of Commerce , He is not vicious, and he has no special malice in bis heart, but his thoughtlessness leads to more human misery than results from tne pre meditated wickedness of a deliberate transgress or. On Saturday be scattered orange-peel on tbe stairs and lobby of our building, and continued this along down the street as be went, occasion ing several strains and one severe fall as his victims incautlonsly troa thereon. He belongs to a large family, all of which throw banana skins and orange-peel upon the pavement, not for the express purpose of endangering the life or limbs of the wayfarers, bat because they have in their hearts no thoughtful regard for human welfare. His brother is the man who carries an um brella over his shoulder, with the point well back, which describes an aro of 3 feet as bo swings his body in walking. Several persons have been injured in the face, one nearly lost his eye, and a number of lesser grievances have been indicted through Ids habit, but he didn’t intend to injure any one, although be will not stop the practice unless it is mads criminal by act of tbe Legislature. His own cooeius, quite a number of them, are the men who cross their legs in tbe cars and om nibus. thus wiping their feet on the dreases.and pantaloons of their fellow-passengers. Onfj of them is generally found in tbe cabin of the ferry boat, either near the door or the narrow passage by the wheeihouae, where his protruded boot trips every passer who does not go by bhn with treat care. He would not put his feet on tbe oor and draw them in a little, while the throng goes by, to proenre a life-membership in any one of the great benevolent societies be so fondly patronizes in his Sunday contributions. Bis more distant relatives who stand tattling with a friend in the middle of the sidewalk, thus greatly obstructing the travel, or saunter slowly no the street with curved elbows, or whisk through a crowd with a cane under their arms, are all readily recognized without any further de scription. They are a large family, and they are nuisances in whatever community they take up their abode. Garrotinor with the JLasso* Pall XaH GazctU. An attempt has lately been made by the foot pads of Smyrna to improve on the garrote sys tem of robbery by the introduction of (he lasso. A preliminary trial of this contrivance was made the other evening, a German gentleman con nected with the Smyrna A Cass&ba Bailway being selected as the subject of experiment. Approaching the victim noiselessly from behind, one of the thieves suddenly throw a running noose round his neck, tightening it with won derful dexterity until be was brought half strangled to the* ground. The rest of the gang (hen stepped forward and relieved him of a leather bag he earned at his side. They then, with much good feeling, loosened the noose and restored him to liberty. Unfortunately the bag onir contained two cigars—of doubtful quality. In the meantime, as the thieves of that city are, from their skill and audacity, held in no alight veneration throughout the Empire, the universal adoption of the lasso by the criminal classes of Turkey is probably a mere question of ti&Oi THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, APRIL 30. 1870—SIXTEEN PAGJSN. GOSSIP FOR THE LADIES. Female Agents; The Prop* Sphere of Woman. Sow to Hake Home Happy: Some Advice to Young Wives. An Affectionate Couple—“ Does Barling Lore Mol”—Who Is Shot— The Result of an Ar gument. FEMALE AGENTS. 2v the Editor of The Chicago Tribune: Chicago, April 27.—Wi1l you allow mo to apeak, through your columns, of what I con aider a great injustice ? In an account of an address by the President of a certain Manufac turing Company, I observed that bo took occa sion to condemn ‘ the practice of employing female agents, stating that be bad the old fashioned notions about the sphere of women, which was home; that business tended to make her coarse and unwomanly, etc, I suppose the gentleman, in this supreme mo ment of inspiration, bad visions of the good old time when, as among the noble Aborigines, the woman patiently bore all the burdens of the journey of life, while her lord and master rode in state by her side, as became bis kingly na ture : and, in the pleasing idea that the capacity of his eez was so much better suited to the presentation of thb merits of the Patent Process Lapboard, the Universal Guido, or the latest edition of Baron Munchausen, be forgot to use some of that superior reason he professed to have, but certainly did not exercise, or be would have seen the impossibility of obtaining a home with wages reduced by the competition brought about by confining female labor to so few chan nels, and by the greater number now thrown upon their own resources, who have to choose between what their employers please to give, and nothing; and, in the multiplicity of words be used to hide bis want of ideas, was not not aware how apparent it was, that, like all mo nopolists, he feared that innovations upon the good old stylos would result in a loss of power and money to himself, rather than of modesty to woman; and, so long as she was content to be tfae living representative of the neater and passive verbs, **to be” and “to suffer,” and would accept such crumbs of favor as be pat ronizingly bestowed with becoming humility, and cease from agitating the woman question, by and through which—-not the love of justice inherent in the average man—the rights and privileges now enjoyed by women were conced ed, be would care very little about what became of them, except those concerned in his own wel fare. Cot, then, the proper sphere of woman is home, whether she has a home or not, and any female possessing the old-fashioned virtue of modesty should prefer making shirts at 23 cents each, and dying respectably among rags, in a garret, of slow starvation, rather than offend the sense of propriety by going outside that sphere of persons whose opinions are worth) of regard as men whom, his speech ” would lead us to infer, it was contamination to approach in a business capacity. I don’t believe decent men will thank him for giving that impression. As girl and boy at school, the sexes mingle : and the association is considered beneficial to both, provoking and elevating thought. In the real estate and insurance offices, women are em ployed without loss of respect; and, in the dry goods houses, we find salee-women (I beg their pardon, I meant aales-lodies), mingling on terms of equality with and it would be an insult to both to assume that the associa- tion hurt them. Why, then, should the female agent—who, in most cases, seeks health in out of-door exorcise, and who presents modestly, not obtrusively, her books or pictures—be other than a lady? In view of the well-known fact that three fourths of the fallen women in our cities be came such through inabllitv to dress m the manner lequired by their employers if they would retain their situations; and the certain knowledge that, if women were paid more, and not obliged to choose between starvation and shame, the victims of the libertine and seducer would be few, —does it not seem selfish, if not suspicious, that these fearful souls look upon every attempt at enlarging the working sphere of woman with such holy horror? Perhaps thoughts of cheaply-made garments and cheaper domestics were agitating bis ample mind; but, as long as the educated, intelligent American girl is placed on a level with the ignorant for eigner or negro, and addressed and spoken of as “my servant,’* though physically and intel lectually she may be superior, so long will she refuse to occupy the place of Biddy, if outside the prescribed limits she can gam an honest livelihood; and no sensible, respectable man will blame her. j. G. HOW TO MAKE HOME HAPPY—ADVICE TO YOUNG WIVES. [For 7As Chicago rnbune.l After you hare been wedded, say some sis months, and you are fairly installed in house keeping, you should, as a matter of course, be gin to drop your sweetness aad smiles; for, if not, you will certainly spoil your “ hubby.” Too much sweetness will lead him to think that he can impose upon your good nature with impun ity ; so, some morning, when you feel particu larly bine and out of sorts, come down to tho breakfast-table with your hair hanging down, no collar on, and a face puckered up with frowus. Very likely your husband will ask, anxiously, if you do not feel well; and you should-reply, in sullen tones, that you feel as well as you ever did. He willnodonbtlook&stoDisbed,aDdwonder within himself what in the deuce does ail you, but you need not notice bim; and, when ho casually remarks that he thinks tho bread is a little sour, just snap him up by saying that it isn’t half &8 sour as his mother’s old bread, and that, if he doesn't like it, he can got some one else to cook and slave for bim. This will prob ably cause him to lose his temper, and he will stride out of the house, slamming the doors after him. You should then rush up to your room, fling yourself on tbe lounge, and cry until your face is all red and blotched, aud your nose swollen out of remembrance. Leave' all tbe work un done, and don’t think it necessary to prepare any dinner; for there is nothing that breaks down a man’s spirit more effectually as to let him come homo hungry and tired, and find his meals not ready. At noon, when you hear his stop on the stoop, yon should jump up to bathe your face and arrange your hair, Bemember that your future happiness depends upon your making it as unpleasant as possible,, and looking as wo begono and wretched as you can. You will no doubt hear bim calling you, but don’t answer bim. Let him find you, and see how utterly miserable and hideous you look with your swol len face, tangled hair, and disordered dress. As tbe smile disappears from his face, and be asks you what you mean by this accursed fool ishness, burst into a passion of tears, and tell him you will not listen to such awful language ; that you will leave him and go home to your mother’s. This will bring him to his senses, and be will immediately beg your pardon for his unt called-for harshness ; and, after a great deal of sobbing and reproachful scolding on your part, tenderness and kisses on his, finally make up. A few such scenes as tbe above will eventual ly make your homo cot only an e&rtbly paradise, but will cause your husband to lore you to dis traction. W, A LOVING COUPLE. It’s an advantage sometimes (says the Brook lyn Argus) to beguile your neighbor’s servant girl iuto your own service. A ecrvant-girl stores up family secrets as a camel stores up water,— for future use. A Bouth-Brooklyu domestic re cently left the employment of a master and mis tress whose domestic relations had long defied the scrutiny of the neighborhood, and moved in to a family across the way. One of the first questions which the new mistress asked her was in reference to her late employer: “Are you sure that they love each other, alary?” “ Ob, yis, marm.” answered the Irish angel, prond of an opportunity to open her reservoir, “it’s swater than honey they are to wan another —they do be using the same tooth-brush.” who is she? Interlocutor: “ Who’s that showy woman who talks and laughs so loud, and digs people in the ribs?” Interlocntrix: “Ohl that’s the Duchess” of Bayswater. She was a Lady Gwendolen Beaumonier, yon know.” Interlocutor (with warmth): “Ah! to be sure; that accounts for her well-bred ease, her aristocratic simplicity of manner, her natural and straightforward ” Interlocutrix (putting up her eyeglass): “By the way, pardon me, I hare unintentionally misin formed you; it's Mrs. Judkins. She's the widow of an and bar father was a cheese- moogorintheNewCuti* Interlocutor: “Dear me—all-bum, cr-hum-ba; that quite altera the case. She is;very vulgar, X must say—awful I*’ (N. B.—lt was tho Duchess, after all).—Punch. AGREEABLY SURPRISED. On a Woodward-avenue car yesterday,was a man who had looked upon lager-beer one glass too much. His eyes were half-closed, and his bead bobbed right and loft as the oar banged along. Opposite to him sat a woman with a baby in bar arms. Ihe child looked up and smiled, and the fond mother pinched its cheak and called out: ** Does darling love me?” The toper straightened up, got his gaze to bear on the woman, and in a mournful voice called out: “’Mi your darling? Dloes I love you ? You Joz bezz your las* dlollar I do! ” AN UNTOWARD RESULT. The Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin says; “An up-town man, who believes in self-improvement, suggested to his wife recently that they should argue some question frankly and freely every evening, and try to learn more of each other. The question for the first night happened to be whether a woman could bo expected to get along without a spring hat, and he took the affirmative: but whoa he was last seen he had climbed up in to the hay-loft, and was pulling the ladder up after him.” FEMININE NOTES. “ Let no single man escape ”is the leap-year motto for the ladies. When a woman finds she baa married a prod igal son, she should arise and go to her father. Mr. Jones heard that Mrs. Brown wore four button gloves, and exclaimed s “LordylWhy I wear seven-button shoes!” ’ The editor of the Boston JPost beard a very clever woman say ; “I do not wish anybody to do anything naughty; but, if they do, X want to know all about it” The women see their way clear to vengeance on at least one of the legislators who voted against woman-suffrage last week, and that is the proprietor of the What-Is-It stove-polish. No true woman will hereafter have a box of it in the house. —Boston jpajper. A lady in Keene, N. H., recently gave birth to a healthy and well-formed child that weighed but 2 pounds; whereupon her disappointed hus band remarked that be wouldn’t have believed that she would be guilty of such contemptible meanness. An Irishman, noticing a lady pass along, es pied two strips depending from under the lady’s cloak. Not knowing that these were styled sashes and in the right place, be exclaimed: ••Faith, ma’am, your galluses are untied.” A beautiful female lobbyist says that one tear, if it can bo so shed as to reflect tho light of a bright setting sun, will hare more power oyer the average Congressman than all the argu ments that could he compressed into a two hours* conversation. A couple of men who were shooting in JLed yard, Saturday, brought in an article they found in the woods. It is made of leather, buckled to eetber at the ends, and measures 19 inches in circumference; and they don’t know whether it is a garter or a horao-coilar.— Norwich Bulletin . An Indiana woman recently sent the following note to her husband, who is serving out a three yeare* sentence in State Prison ; “Dear Tom : I have obtained a divorce from you, and am about to marry again. Bat never mind; for when you come out I will run away with you, if you see aoy way by which wo can get a living.” Mr. Buckle states that human nature has changed very little in the last 3,000 years ; but we do not remember any record of a Boman Senator trying to account to his wife for a light deposit of pearl-powder on tbe left shoulder'of bis toga on the ground that he had been playing checkers in a gnat mill. An experienced woman, who was about to move, had much difficulty in finding a place to suit her. She was well pleased with a house up town, but tbe back yard didn’t give satisfaction. The fence didn’t contain a single knot-hole, and she said she wasn’t going to break her neck by climbing on top of an old barrel to see what was going on in the next yard.—JVormfoiCTi Jtcrald. A SAINXHD HINDOO. Reminiscence of Hii Career. Philadelphia BuiUt.n* Tbe following memorial comes to us from a writer in the interior of the State. We do not precisely like his mefhol of speaking of tragic thiuga, nut tne facta supplied by the narrative are interesting, if not instructive : You may have noticed in the papers that Beluchius Jamsnttacheneebhoy was mortally wounded tbe other day by the Nawab o£ Dada in Ahmcddougger. And thus another one of the earth’s great and noble ones passes away. I anew him well; I refer to Boluchms Jamsuttacbeebhov, of course. He was m some respects a very remorkable man, even for a Hindoo. I remember that In his earlier years his mind assumed somewhat 'of a devotional cast; and in the first impulse of bis religious fervor be undertook to give his feel ings expression by standing npon one leg tor sixty-seven years. After he bad held that other leg in the air for about thirty-two mouths, how ever. his views underwent a change, and be con cluded to put it down. It seems but yesterday that he came to me audsaid that, after turning the matter over in his mind, it struck him as some what absurd for a man to hope to secure eternal felicity by holding up his toes, and that be was now convinced that if he hoped to get into tbe path of dnty be should have to engage in tbe work of pitching babies to the sacred croco diles. I never knew any one to fire bis whole soul to a work as Belnchius did to this. To soe that saintly Hindoo take a baby and chnck at a hun gry crocodile, was to have your respect fof man kind increased. Ho was an unusually conscien tious man, and be never caused the animals any unneceasaryamjojance, Whenoneof them would prop its jaws open Belucbioa would take any odd twins that he had in his collection and heave them into the animal’s mouth with a precision that was little Ifess than marvelous. He acquired dexterity by practicing with a rag-baby on a stuffed alligator, and it was a comfort to see tho good man going throngh his ezercifio with that scrupulous fidelity which always distinguished him. But he wearied of it at last. He told me that his soul craved something which would develop his higher powers, and so he joined the Thugs. Here the same lofty devotion to outy character* ized bis conduct. He had a way of garroting a man which brought all the instincts of bis hotter nature into play, and bis friends never could sufficiently admire the artistic manner in which he disposed of the various members of hts family. It was not so much that be brained both of nls parents with a single fling of the boomerang, although that was spoken of at the time as something a little above the average, and it was not that he choked off his grand mother by slipping the clothes-line over her head and tightening it by fixing his grandfather to the other end and dropping him out of the window. But when he pinned bis aunt to the cellar-door with the toasting fork, and drove the cook through the roof by putting blasting powder in the stove, people said that the man’s services were entitled to some kind of recogni tion over and above what be deserved for put ting bis little brothers and sisters in the well and then dropping grindstones on them. There was something about the man that warmed the heart toward him. After he resigned from the Thugs, he found relief for bis yearn ing after truth by exercising upon the sacred swing. Often have X seen him run the iron hook through the small of bis back or through the calf of bis leg, and go humming round and round, scolding the man at the crank for taming so slow; and then he would come down and run the car of Juggernaut over the ribs of 800 or 400 common people, and scrunch them up, and go homo feeling all the time that be hadn’t done anything near his duty, and wasn’t half good enough to associate with thoroughly moral people. But it is all over now. The alligators may go hungry now as far as he is concerned. Who will go prowling around picking up stray babies for them now? Who will batcher superfluous people in the hearty fashion he used to be so fond of ? Who will make slip-nooses of clothes-lines and suspend old people out of the windows, and snoot unnecessary cooks out -through the shin gles and up toward the stars ? Nobody about Ahmedduugger, any wav. One town can’t very well grow more than one such man as he. And now that bis simple, and modest, and unpretend ing life is ended, I offer him this little testi monial of my esteem, and sigh to think what a man he would have been to our little community where the coroner might have followed him up and held about fifteen inquests adav, and where he would have given the undertaking business an impulse tbat would have put it right upon its feet, and enabled some of us to get up comers in coffins. Tbe General Assembly of tbe Presbyterian Church in the United States meets Thursday, May 18, at 11 a. m., in tbe Tabernacle Church. Brooklyn. Tbe opening sermon is to be preached by the Bev. Edward 1). Morris, D. D., the Mod erator of the lost Assembly. The Committee on Commissions will meet upon tbe preceding day to receive the credentials of the Coaunisalpnent EUROPEAN GOSSIP. Freaks and Foibles of Louis of Bavaria. A $75,000 Picture—An Ingenious Thei —lcrais Kapoloon’s Mistress. _ _ the troubadour kino. Lncy Hooper writes from Paris to Apphtons* Journal: Victor Tisaot has just issued the second series of hia ** Voyage au Pays des Mill* iards” under the title of “The Prussians in Germany.” From the new volume we will cite a lew passages relating to that most romantic of living monarchy King Loafs of Bavaria. An entire chapter is devoted to a description of the six castles owned by the roi (roubadour t begin* ning with the two palaces at Munich. If half the freaks and follies related therein are true, hia Majesty must certainly have a bee in his bon net of most uncommon dimensions, but, as the writer is a Frenchman telling about Germany, his statements are, of course, to be taken with a grain of salt. One of the six castles is thus described: “The castle of Hobenschwangau is pictur esquely perched upon & rooky peak. All around rise lofty mountains covered with gloomy forests of pine, and at the foot of the rock there is a ro mantic lake peopled with swans. The King har nesses these swans to a gilded bark shaped like a shell, and is drawn over the surface of the water, while a baud of singers, grouped upon the hank, execute fragments of ‘Lohengrin,’and the moon illuminates with its pale beams the fantastic march of stuffed stags, which are moved by means of internal mechanism. “ At the time of the last eruption of Vesuvius the King became envious, and wanted to have one too. He summoned to Hohenachwangau the two Professors of Geology of the University, and ordered them to get him up a volcano. They set to work at once. A mountain was hol lowed oat, and the hole was filled with powder, sulphur, coal, and petrolenm. The sight was magnificent. The fire engines were brought thither from miles around. It was thought that the Boyal castle bad been mined by the Prus sians and had been blown up. “ The King also wanted tempests on the Lake of Hobenschwangau. An enormous machine baa been constructed, provided with prodigious wheels, which raise great waves with a terrible noise. “Whether he inhabit his castle of Berg, of Lindenhoff, or of Munich, there are two things that are indispensable to comfort,—hie piano and his moonlight. Without a piano the day would seem to him a century long, and without moon light ic is impossible for him to eleep. When Providence refuses to light for him the celestial lamp, he is forced to have recourse to a fabri cated moonlight. A special apparatus for pro ducing the electric light has been installed in each of the royal bed-chambers. At Munich the ceiling is pierced with a thousand minute holes, behind which aro placed gas-jets. That repre sents very fairly a starry sky. While traveling the King makes use of an economical and porta ble moon, which can be hong up like an astral lamp. “ This strange character—this soul of a child in the body of a man, this King born to reign over a nation of poets and musicians—is not suited to our century of soldiers and of brute force. Louis IL would have been a charming sovereign in the days of the minnesingers and of dreamy chatelaines; to-day no one under stands him ; he seems to belong to a legend and not to history. He who is seated upon a throne has no right to use it as a piano stool, for if Orpheus himself were to return to earth be would not coke up a lyre, but a gun with ail the modem improvements.” A $75,000 PICTURE. The London correspondent of tbe New York Tribune says ; The story, incredible enough on the face of it, that Mr. Millais is to have $75,000 for a single picture, I believe to be quite true. The fact that ic is for a picture not yet painted does not make it lees remarkable. Mr. Millais 1 contract is with a Mr. Marsden, a picture-dealer of the higher order, who desires, it is said, to be reckoned above Mr. Agnew himself, who long been known as tbe Leviathan among English dealers. Mr. Marsden proposed to Mr. Millais to paint a picture for him at the price above named, and Mr. Millajw, not unnat urally, accepted ; for the sum is probably larger than has been paid to any living artist for a single work, or perhaps than any picture by an artist not dead has been sold for at auction, or otherwise. Turner’s “ Grand Canal ” was thought to have touched* high value mark at $35,000 last year at Christie’s. I will not ask, Is Millais a greater painter than Tomer ? —Chat would be to touch on dangerous ground. He is, at any rate, the most fashion able of living English artists, and the cash value of fashion makes up a certain pare everybody may determine for himself what part —of this extraordinary price. It is said, i know not whether truly,' that Mr. Marsden made but a single condition, viz., that the picture should not be exhibited by Mr. Millais. Sub ject, size, and all the rest seem, if this account be correct, to have been left to the paint er’s discretion, and about 20 per cent of the purchase money was paid down to bind tbe bargain. Mr. Marsden, of course, intends to exhibit the picture himself. The number of people who will go to see it solely because of the amount paid for it is not small. Then tbe copyrightis doubtless included, there will be an engraving which will also be fashionable and sell largely, and finally the picture itself will remain to be sold. Altogether it may turn out a good speculation. Holman Hunt’s *« Shadow of the Cross” fetched $50,000, and I never heard that the enterprising buyer and exhibitor of it repented of his bargain. AN INGENIOUS THEFT. A theft, minute in proportions, but amusingly ingenious in its conception, took place a few days ago at the Grand Hotel, Paris. An die* gant-looking gentleman, lodging at that well known bouse, and giving bis name as Sir James X , Baronet, went into a fashionable boot maker’s shop on the Boulevard des Capucinea, and ordered a pair of the very handsomest boots that could be made; no expense must be spared, and the boots must be sent home on a certain day by 10 o’clock, as the purchaser was to leave for Marseilles by the 12:40 train. i Then down be goes to another bootmaker on I the Boulevard des Italians, and orders a second ! pair of boots, precisely similar to the first, which are to be sent' home on the same day, bat yrt 3 o'clock, as he u to leave for Brussels at 5. Punctually at the appointed boor bootmaker No. 1 appears with bis boots. Sir James tries them on, and finds them splendid, admirable, not in the least dear, but the left boot hurts him a little. WiU not the bootmaker tone it home, put it on the last, and stretch it slightly. Ho can bring it back the next morn ing, as Sir James has been obliged to delay his departure for twenty-four hours owing to pressing business. Of course, the obliging tradesman complies with the wishes of his aris tocratic customer, and walks off with his solitary boot. In the afternoon, enter bootmaker No. 2, and the same process is repeated, only this time it is the right boot of which the customer com plains, and which the bootmaker carries off to stretch. The next morning the two luckless tradesmen meet face to face, each with an odd boot, their charming and aristocratic customer having taken his departure by the night tram for .Loudon with the other pair. I think the beet thing that the deluded hotliers can do is to put the remaining boots together, and then toss up for the pair. MARGUERITE BELLANGER. A Paris letter to the Philadelphia Telegraph says ; I suppose that there are many of your readers who will remember the scandal created bj the nnTeiliog of the attachment of Napoleon 111. for Marguerite Bellanger,—a rerelation which was made by the pabllcation of the Em* peror’s private papers after the flight of the Em* press from the Tnilehes. At that time, this famous, or rather infamous, woman occupied an elegant hotel on the Boulevard Hause xnann. She was then extremely attractive looking, of a delicate and almost refined type of beauty, recalling singularly enough that of tbe Empress, though her origin aod mode of life had both been of the vilest. After tbe downfall of tbe Empire, she retired to a charming chateau in Touraine, which, with Its • adjacent lands, she owed to the munificence of her Imperial lover. A year or two later she married an EngUshmao,—gentlemen of that nationality haring apparently a taste for wives of that description, as witness Skittles, Laura BelU Lola. Montez, Anonyma, and other fast celebrities, who all found British spouses. The marriage did not proro a happy one, and was shortly after dissolved by mutual consent, the lady agreeing to allow her husband 20,000 francs a year so long as be refrained from com ing near her. She now lives a comfortable and jolly rift u an independent tad occfr- «l0D«lIy Tiilta Paris for a paep at tho gay Ufa of the metropolis. She has grown stont and cotn mon-lootiof, and ovary trace of her atognlar aod ethereal beauty has disappeared. A more vulgar and notorious liaison never disgraced the private Ufe of a European sovereign,—the scan dal during the last years of the Emperor’s reum being no secret tor any class of Parisian soci ety. WHISKY. CHICAGO. THU SOUTH BBANCH DHTUXEKT. At the corner of Morgan street sod Csnslpori avenue stands the building sad property of tbs Booth Branch Distilling Company, once nm by • Hass & Powell, and made famous by the recent developments of crookedness. The Govern* ment owns this property now, it having been condemned, and yesterday morning it was to have been sold. This drew around a motley crowd. There were laborers out of work, who formed the largest majority of the look era-on. Then there were old “crooks” and straight distillers. Among those pres ent were noticed Dr. Bush, John Hack, leoao Waxxel, the cattle man, in the interest of Powefll; Joseph Haas, George W. Stanford, A. C. Seeing, “Buffalo” Miller, and bis son; George Burroughs, Jon&th&n Abel, and A. B. Dickinson. A little before 11 o'clock a carriage drove up, from which alighted Supervisor Mat thews, J. D. H&rvev, United States Collector, and Deputy-Marshal Buck. The distillery and grounds is property which was once owned by A. C. Seeing, and is a por tion of that formerly occupied by the Garden City Manufacturing Company. Adjoining it is the Chicago Planipg-MiU, the offshoot of the Garden City. The buildings of the distillery, including tho warehouse, are of brick, well-built, and are 210 by 110 feet. In completeness of detail and convenience for the manufacture of whisky thoy are excelled by but few distilleries in the West. There are two copper stills, and the capacity of the tubs is 1,600 bushels. Among the property of tho concern were 400 barrels of highwines, 500 barrels of whisky, 75 barrels of spirits, and S 6 barrels of alcohol, and a swill-wagon. BIDDING IT OFF. Ac 11 o'clock the auctioneer, Deputy-Marshal Buck, announced that the Bale would commence. This drew a crowd, who formed a circle at the northwest comer of the building. The first thing put up was the swill-wagon. Ike Waizel started it at S2O; $23 was the next bid, and then $26, it being knocked down to Waizel at S3O. The highwmes were next offered, subject to the United States tax. The Deputy Marshal an nounced that there were 85,354 gallons. Waizel bid 9 cents a gallon; another voice called 9>£; 10 was the next figure. Bidding was pretty spirited for & few minutes, and, finally, Waizel got the lot at 13 cents. The Deputy Marshal next announced that the real estate would be offered. He read the description of the property from a printed ad vertisement on the warrant of condemnation. He stated that, if the real estate did not sell high enough in the opinion of the Government, the latter reserved the right to postpone the sale for twenty legal days. Mr. Stanford, counsel for Powell,- who was standing alongside Mr. Heslng, stated that there was a mortgage of $20,000 on the proper ty. Waixel and Mr. Stanford wanted to know if the property was to be sold subject to this mort gage. Col. Matthews—l presume we sell only the title owned by Mr. Powell—only Mr. Powell’s right, title, and interest. Mr. Waixel—We want to know what that title is. Col. Matthews—Tho Government does not guarantee anything. Mr. Waixel then wanted to know what they were selling. Col. Matthews—'We might say the interest of the South Branch Distilling Company. Mr. Stanford—As a matter of fact, there is one tax-sale against this property, and another tax due; there is also a mortgage of $20,000. .with SBOO interest overdue, besides the taxes unpaid. NO SALE. It was agreed to sell the interests of Powell in th« South Branch Distilling Company. Bidding then commenced. Waixel hid $12,000. This was followed by bids of $13,000, $14,000, $15,000, $16,000, $17,000, and SIB,OOO. Here there was a sudden lull. Mr. Stanford—Whose bid is that for SIB,OOO, we'd like to know ? Deputy-Marshal Buck—lt is ft perfectly good hid. Mr. Stanford—We want to know if the Gov ernment is bidding against us. Mr. Buck—lt is a perfectly legitimate and re sponsible bid. We ara not obliged to tali who the bidders aro. We know it is good, that’s aIL Hr. Waixel—This Is not fair. We want to know who is bidding against ns. The Government officers held a short confer ence in the middle of tbe street, and the sale was adjourned. Waixel then came forward and said be would deposit bis check for SI,OOO with tbe United States Marshal daring the afternoon. The Supervisor and Collector said, after the sale was over, that a combination had been formed to bay in the property at a nominal price, and this was not to be allowed. The ground, buildings, and machinery are worth $60,000, subject to a mortgage of $20,000, and the Government is determined to get at least 50 per cent of the valuation. After the sale was adjourned, the distillers took their buggies and departed, and shortly after the entire crowd dis persed. THE dOVEBSKENT BUILDIXO, James E. Batbbone and Bobert B. Graves, two ex-Gaugers implicated in the crookedness which was unearthed at the An Sable distillery, •'Dear Morris, BL,a few days ago, delivered them selves voluntarily into tbe hands of Marebal Campbell yesterday. The former gave bail in $3,000, George C. Campbell as surety. Late last evening George N. Chittenden, a merchant at Plainfield, Will County, came into town and signed a bond for the same amount for Bobert B. Groves. Henry M. Conklin, one of tbe chief conspirators, who gave bail in $5,000, with Bob ert W. Robertson, of Norwood Park, as surety. Judge Bangs went to Peru, Hi, yesterday morning, and will be absent until to-morrow. Collector Harvey yesterday reassigned the thirty-five Gaugers who are in commission in this district The object of this is to remove temptation as far as possible from thessxnen for the general good of tbe service. THE PHODOX Distilling Company is the name of a new candi date for public patronage. It succeeds the old firm of Dickenson, Abel & Co. Tbe officers of the Company are: O. B. Dickenson. President; George T. Burroughs. Vice-President; and Jon athan Abel, Secretary and Treasurer. The necessary papers preparatory to the commence ment of business will be sent to Washington to morrow for approval. There is a quiet piece of grim humor in naming the new organization Phcenix. Tba Bussell Distillery, on Third avenue, near Twelfth street, has been dismantled, the owners, Messrs. Hassell «b Furlong, having notified the Government that they had concluded to perma nently discontinue the business. NEW YORK. INDICTMENTS. New Yobs, April 29.—Several indictment* against Erma in this city for defrauding the Government of revenue due from whisky were handed into Court to-day. The names were not made public. Lady Byron and Ifier Hniband* Lady Byron, who was a highly esteemed friend of mine, epoke to me upon the subject of a new and cheap edition of her husband’s works about to be published, and likely to be widely disseminated among the young clerk and shop keeper class of readers, for whom she deprecated extremely the pernicious influence it was cal culated to produce. She consulted me on the expediency of appending to it soma notice of Lord Byron written by herself, whichsbe thought might modify or lessen the injurious effect of his poetry upon young minds. “Nobody,” sho said, “knew him as 1 did”(this certainly was not the general impression upon Che subject); “nobody knew as well as 1 the causes that had made him what he was; nobody, 1 think, is so capable of doing justice to him,’and therefore of counteracting the injustice ho does to himself and the injury he might do to others in some of his writings." I was strongly impressed by the earnestness of her expression, which seemed to me one of affectionate compassion for Byron and profound solicitude lest even In his grave he should incur the responsibility of yet further evil influence, especially on the minds of the young. 1 could pot help wondering also whether she did not shrink from being again, to a new generation ana a wider class of readers, held np to cruel ridicule and condemnation as the cold hearted, hard, pedantic prude, without sympathy for suffering or relenting towards repentance. I had always admired the reticent dignity of her eilence.with reference to her short and disastrous union with Lord Byron, and I felt sorry, there fore, that she contemplated departing from the course she had thus far steadfastly pursued, though I appreciated tho motive by vhioh she was tiostjp to ft* May dfkinfiq THE FIRST OF MAY. A Time Wflon Everybody Expects to . “ Take Up His Bed and Walk.’ 1 Soa« Suggestions Tending to Belle?* tho Day of Its Terrors. t cauputs, curtains, bedding, wall paper. kto. ► eßsr3, Lancaster A Co., successors ta r oW and well-known §na of Allen,‘Mackey i * „ • Estate itreet, the members of which still remain with the house, are the leading deal* t ers Qf line in the West Their stock ol ( carpets, curtain goods, bedding, wall paper, etc., is not only very large, but comprises the most elegant and desirable articles forhooseholddeco* ration that ore manufactured. They purchase directly from manufacturer* in this country and Europe, and are enabled both by their extended connections and business experience to supply Chicago and the Northwest with the best oi goods at the lowest prices. CHINA. GLASSWARE. BTC, There is interesting and valuable information which we can give to all who are about to stock or restock their homes with china, silver-plate, earthenware, etc. It is that thz well-known firm of Abram French & Co., Ncs. 101 and 103 Wabash avenue, have decided to d» continue their retail department to enable then to devote all attention to their wholesale trade, The firm is consequently offering its enuri stock of retail goods at the very lowest of ' rates. The goods are of tho choicest design and finish, comprising everything in their line that is stahdard, stylish l and elegant, la addition to the admirable vari ety of goods of the kinds mentioned, we aotica that Messrs, French & Co. also cany a snparb assortment of bronzes, vases, majoUcv and other of the most approved ornamental articles. To those who must needs commemonto the season of moving, by the purchase of a&y of the class of goods in question, the opporti* nity afforded hr the closing out of this retail stock is remarkably advantageous. “ COTTAGE H rUBNITCTE. Of the many residences that will be furnished or refurnished this spring, none will be hand somer or more refined in their internal appoint ments than those equiped with tha elegant en ameled and punted amts made by karris, Barnes A Co., of this city. Tho cottage chamber sets made by this firm are of kiln-dried wood, stylish in design, artistic in finish, ant, jp grand essentials of beauty, durability, and reasonable peas of price, peerless and alow. The firm has its own corps of artiste, and can consequently finish euits to match carpets, walla, hangings, etc., just as desired. There is a brightness ana a cheerfulness about this cottage furniture not to be noted in the monotonous, sombre woods which hare been in dreary vogue so long. Th« range of designs la peculiarly large and varied, and, in all the requirements of artistic harmony, these sets are charming and permanently grati fying. They are sold at the spacious warerooot of the firm, Nos. 270 and 373 Wabash avenue. . WEAVER A WILLIS. A knowledge of the wonders in the way of carpet-cleaning and furniture-renovating which the above-named firm are performing at theiz establishment, No. 501 Wabash avenue, is of great importance to housekeepers. By the use of Weaver’s patent compressed-air carpet-cleaner carpets are thoroughly cleansed of their dust without rubbing or beating or the use of alkali, soap, or water. By the same process furniture is the original colors restored. The process is a great improvement over the old methods, the most delicate material being reno- * vated without the least injury to fabric or color. Laces are also done up in a superior manner. A detailed description of this valuable machine will be given in a future Issue, CALKINS* CHAMPION WASHES. Ladies, if you do not already possess (bis in valuable little implement, do not let another day pass without getting one. It will do a large family washing in an hour and will do it weui do band-rubbing necessary, and the much-dteacU ed “ * gob-day” made a play day. It is manu factured and sold by the Calkins Champion Washer Company, 291 Madison street, which also keeps on sale laundry supplies of all de scriptions, and the best manufacture of wring* ers and wringers repairs. THE EXCELSIOR CARPEr-STHBTCHEB and tack-hammor combined, and the 11 Bose Carpet-Beater,” are very useful and popular in ventions. They are made by the Excelsior Man ufacturing Company, 151 Michigan avenue* Samples delivered anywhere free of expense oa receipt of price. Carpet-stretcher, $1; beater, 40 cents. THE BEST AKD HOST ECONOMICAL COAL. On trial for cooking, $1 per ton, equal to more economical than hard coal, is tbe Lyons* dale nut coal; 50 cents for delivering to the 12th of May. Office, 86 Washington street. W. B. VABHELL. FLOEIST. We recommend tba above-named gentleman to each as desire tbe services of a florist. H* farniabes competent men to bed ont plants shrubbery, trees, etc. His headquarters are 231 Wabash avenue. Daniel Drew has begun a course of reading it Josephus—like one who would dull tbe hungry edge of appetite by bare imagination of a feaa. SdEDXCAI, CARDS* Loci Hospital, cor. WasMrnlon & MMs. Chartered by the State of Illinois for the express pur pose of siring immediate relief in all eases u( private, chronic, and urinary in all their complicated forms. It is well known teat DR, JAMES has stood al the headof tbe profession tor the past SO yean. Axe and experience are all-important. Heminal Weakness, night tosses by dreams, pimples on the face, lost man hood. can positively be cured. Ladioi wanting the moss delicate attention, call or writs. Pleasant home for pa tients. A book for tbe million. Marriage Oulu®,‘whies tehs yon all about these disease*— woo saoolo marry—why not—lo cents to pay postage. Dr. James has 80 rooms and parlors. Yon sea no one bat the Doctor. Dr. James ia sixty years of a*e. Consol La lion always free and invited, Oftce hours. 9a.m.t07 p. m. son days, 10 to 13 a. m. All basin ess strictly confidential. DR. CLARKE. EstabliabecTlSSl. You an advised to consult U* celebrated Dr. Clarke, IS6 South in toy Chronic. Private, Difficult, or Delicate Case. laffiei consult on all Irregularities and Diseased, with the tut. snrance of speedy relief. Celebrated Female Pills. (1.50 (extra strong $5) pc? box. •* Pewsrie Prevent!! • $lO each. CP~Send stamp for ** Safeguard of Health.* prvictims of Self-Abuse send two stamps for wertr on Nervous and Sexual Diseases. Patients treated successfully by letter, and Medicines sent everywhere lecurefroto observation. Home Board and Nurse fas Patients, Call or write. Book * Your Silent Friend * 25 cents, by mail. Address letters Dr. P. D. rLARgR 186 South Chicago. 197 Waehlnctos-eL. Ghfc °**o» permanently oqr» chronic, sexual, WV.^A 1 1 w i Shiws& males. **mln*l weakness and impotency; U a graduate of the Hoform School of Medicine; uses no mercury: longer located and bastfas larsaat practice of any specialist in the Northwest, ana. as an intelligent test will prove, lithe ONLY rew tciralifie Specialist la Chicago. Consultation free, rgj gacredly confidential. Private board when desired. CARRIAGE ££&&* Afl 0 ■ ■■ tom • latest discoveries in repro BnBIBIHfii duction; how to b« happy hiiaar QUIUb riag« : male and female. Tb« best Majutiauz LiviuL in tbs world. Price 50 cents. * book 94 pages, for two stamps, free st office. SL C. BIGELOW, 82 WEST MADJEOH-BT, CHICAGO, ILL, r*p be consulted personally, free of charge, on at Chronic, Sexual, and Nervous Diseases. Pamphlet, 34 page*, on above diseases sent to any address for tws 3c stamps. Booms separate for ladies and gentlemen. MARRIAGE GUIDE, OB SEXUAL PATHOLOGY, 2d pages, large Size, containing all that Is worth knowing, and much that is not published in iany other work. Pricey 50 cents. BrIiITTLE Thin* rears* London Hospital practice, cures private die ease*immediately,without mercury; also LOST MAN HOOD. nervous debility, caused by errors of youth. Toe young and old srs quickly restored to manly rigor. Stria nrs should call or write. One interview Is quite sufl ment. Offic j strictly private. No. 100 West Medison-et. Dr. Kean, 175 ana oaii-st, raraer or muon, ciian Uay be consulted, personally or by mall, free of charge* •o all chronic or nervous diseases. Dlt. J KEAN Is tho only physician la tho city who warrants curesornopay. Office hoars, 9a. m. to Bp. a.; Sundays from 9 tola. COBURN MEDICAL INSTITUTE, 177 South Clark-eL, Chicago. The oldest institution in the United States chartered expressly for the |cure ot Private, Chronic, and Special Disease .of both sexes. A staff of eminent Professors in attendance. Ooxe* by letter free.. 7

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