Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 28, 1876, Page 7

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 28, 1876 Page 7
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CITY AFFAIRS. gliarp Correspondence on tlie Quo Warranto Case. Colvin Anxious to Know Who Will Stand .Up for Him. £ Council Committee Investiga ting Alderman White. ifio- Is Charged with Having Pro diced a Fraudulent Alteration of a Poll-List. lisccllancous Blatters Picked Up in tiic Departments. THE CXTT-UAXiE. GENERALLY DL’LL AND UNPROFITABLE. phere was nothing of an exciting nature *ironnd the city headquarters yesterday, and the *jld ranch was well nigh deserted. The usual num ber of hangers-on, backers, and advoeatesof the jontcading factions were not as numerous as here tofore. The meeting for the discussion of Inances held yesterday morning seemed to at tract all parties, but few of whom found their yav back to the scene of the warfare. Mayor Hoyne was in his office attending to ys usual duties most all the afternoon, but did ( jotbiug worthy of mention. He said that all jras at a standstill, and he had nothing to im part- Mr- Colvin’s sojourn in the room he calls bis own was not long and withal uninteresting. He has received a few answers to the letters which he threw broadcast at the heads of de partments. Some of his friends were con spicuously noticeable and talked in the usual strain and with the usual vehemence to show that Mavor Home’s policy and that advocated by the ‘Finance Committee was repudiation in the first degree. Comptroller Hayes was devoid of anything in particular to say or any news to impart. He ■bn\ hangs on to his office and has the same idea y finance and Colvin’s right to the Mayoralty. The other figure-heads of the City Government were in the same frame of mind that the last tew davshave seen thenl. Taken as a whole, not a breath of excitement rtirred the tranquil atmosphere. The employes arc hiking forward with no small degree of in terest to the promised day of payment. Their eagerness leads them to say that they do not care whether they will be paid under the Ad * ministration that may be declared the lawful one as long as they get the money. The city they know is goodTfor the debt, which must be mid in some manner, and they care not how. The promises made from time to time by the Administration which has sunk into waiting craves, to the effect that 44 pay-day comes in a few davs,” have so misled them that they are slow to believe that the new Finance Committee will stick to its word. tub quo avareaxto. A PAPER WAR BETWEEN' COUNSEL. No steps were taken in the modern Jarndyce ts. Jarndyce case yesterday. Ex-Mayor Colvin planted himself the most of the day in Jamie son’s office, and explained to callers and sym pathizers that the delay was noton his side, baton the other. This sentiment was feebly echoed by several of the henchmen in attend ance- Late in the afternoon, Air. Jamieson sent the following letter to Mr. Horton, which reached him just as he was about- 44 closing up shop”: • JAMIESON TO HORTON. Chicago, Mav£7.— o. If. Horton. Es'j. — Dear 8m; Two weeks ago last Thursday an agreement wap made between Messrs. Colvin and Uoyne for an agreed case to test the respective rights of said, parties W the office of Mayor of this city; and in pursuance of said agreement an arrangement was iiartiaUy made two weeks ago to-day by Messrs. Tulev, Jewett, and Horton, representing Mr. Hoyne, and Messrs. Goudv. Root, and Jamieson, representing Mayor Colvin, to carry out said agree ment. On the following Monday (May 15), the ar rangement was concluded; by the terras of which we were to file an information in the name of MavorCoMn as relator agamsl Mr. Uoyne. The Information was accordingly prepared, and a copy Inndshcd to the counsel for Mr. Uoyue. The plea?, however, did not come to onr possession until the evening of Monday, May 22, some ten davs after the information was presented. On the 25th day of Mav we sent to you our replications to told pleas, and since then we have been patiently iwaitimr your response. , ; On yesterday Mr. Jamieson addressed to yon a note asking vour consent to a bearing of the case on to-day (Saturday) before the Circuit Judges; lad von replied that you would answer immediale k. 'Mr. Jamieson responded that it was important flat vonr answer should be given immediately, in order that the Judges might be informed as to your intentions before the adjournment of their respective courts. Whereupon you -replied ver bally that you would call upon him at once (Fn fiay). brace then nothing has been heard from you, nor are we advised as to tho course you propose to pur rnc. , , , When the arrangement was made for an agreed ease (in accordance with the agreement between Messrs. Colvin and Hoyne) it was understood that the case should be brought to a^ speedy trial; and while wc have done everything in our power to ac complish such result, we feel justified in bclieviiig that we have not met with that co-operation on the part of Mr. Iloync’s counsel which, according to the spirit of the original agreement,and the subse quent arrangement by counsel, we bad looked for and had good - reason to expect. Yon must agree with us that the present con dition of the city’s finances imperatively demands a apeedy solution of the question, .Who.is Mayor? Inasmuch, therefore, as to-day has been showed to pass, without bringing the case to a hearing, and it is certain that, if the argument of the case «hall be postponed until next Saturday, such delay will render it too late (allowingthe Cir cuit Judges a reasonable time within which to ar rive at a decision) for either party to perfect an appeal to the Supreme Court, to be held at Ml. 'Wrnon; and, believing that the best interests of the city demand an early determination of. the question, to say nothing of the city 8 employes and others collaterally interested, we now propose, in order to obtain an immediate adjudication of the question, that steps be taken at once , to obtain the consent of said Judges to hear the case on Tuesday next, or, in event such con sent to hear oral*urguments ou that day cannot be obtained, then Jthftl both sides file with the Cir suit Judges printed briefs and arguments sxf early ts Tburfcday next; with a request that the siucl Judge* shall confer and arrive at a conclusion in time for" the Mt. Vernon term of the Supreme Court. We are induced to make this proposition, because we are authoritativelv advised that no money can be drawn out of the City Treasury on a warrant signed by any person now in onice. Under these circumstances no money can be ob tained from any source for the payment of the wages of the citv’s employes until the question m controveray shall have been definitely settled. _ We. certainly, have been ready at all limes dur ing the past two weeks to meet the question fairly, and abide the result. So far as we arc concerned, it cannot be .truthfully said of us that wo have de layed, for a single hour, the settlement of this con troversy; and if the present disturbed condition gf the city’s finances is to be os it nra-t necessarily be, for want of an immediate hearing of the case, the responsibility for such deray rests sxclushely with the counsellor Mr. Hoyne. An wrly answer is requested. Very respectfully yours, Robert Jamieson, Jambs V. Root, W. C. Goudy. HORTON TO JAMIESON. . The following reply was made almost imme diately : Chicago, Mav 27.— T0 Messrs. Egbert Jamieson, James I*. Poor, and IP. 6". Goudy~GßStunstvs:. Yours of this date is this moment handed to me, and, a* it is evidently prepared for puohtaUon. 1 do not desire to say anything which; may be con strued as an effort on civ part to induce you to forego the pleasure, if such it may be, of this mode of presenting your case. . Let me remind you. however, that ypnr replica tions were only handed to me at 3 o clock p. m. lost Thursday, by Mr. Goody, which was the lust information that I had that % they were prepared. At that interview it was un derstood by Mr. Goudy and myself that os not only he but Mr. Tulcy and .Mr. Fuller, two of wy asso ciates, wore engaged in the hearing of the Avans quo w&rranto case to be taken up the next morning before Judge Moore in the Criminal Court, it was not probable that the case could be beard to-day (Saturday). , . . The Evans case continued without intermission, as lam advised, until about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon when the Court adjourned until this morning; and at 2 o'clock this afternoon 1 was at Mr. Fuller’s ofllcc for the pur pose doing what we could to expCnue this case, at which time he had nut_ returned from the Criminal Court, and, as I was informed, ''as then making hia argument. , , Last* evening, after the Criminal Court ad journed, I saw Messrs. Jewett and Fuller, but was unable to see Mr. Tuley. While Mr. Jewett aad Mr. Fuller were in my office, I received per mes senger a note from Mr. Jamieson, evidently pie pared—as the morning papers show—for publica tion, aud’nut as a private note to me. as it ap peared, and Elated to tho messenger tha*. I yvoud reply in a short time. fc<>ou after, and about 4 r O evenln", 1 received from Mr. o amieson me Dear sm: In our conversation t,Vw morning you infnrjncd me that yOtt VfOUld6C6 yOlT^ associates and inform me whether yon would be ready to proceed with the case to-morrow. It is necessary that the Judges should beinformed at once as to your Intentions in the premises, and I have promised so to do before the adjournment of their respective courts to-day. I therefore re quest your immediate reply. Yours, Jamieson.” On reading the above I was somewhat surmised, for as late as II o’clock I agreed with Mr. Jamie son that as soon as my associates were through with the Evans case, so that it was possible for them to give attention to this matter, one of us would, with Mr. Jamieson, visit the Judges of the Circuit Court and make such arrangements with them as we could for an early hearing. Hence I was surprised on receiving the above note inform ing me that Mr. Jamieson had just done what a few hours before was agreed should be done by u representative from both sides jointly. 1 stated to the messenger who brought this sec ond note from Mr. Jamieson that either myself or one of my associate counsel would sec him in a few minutes. Mr. Puller at once left my office for the purpose, and with the intention of scelngMr. Jamie son. and 1 understand be did see him in the City Hall immediately, or In a few minutes afterwards. The tone of your letter is that we arc seeking delay, This is not the fact. I respectfully insist that my associates are as interested in Chicaeo and her citi zens as you affect to be by your communication, .lad they and i are not only ready but anxious to have tins question settled as soon as possible. I expect to be able to meet my associates by Mon day morning at 9 o'clock, and 1 now sec and know of no reason why we may not be prepared to pro ceed immediately to the hearing of this case. If there be delay, it will not certainly be caused by our side. While writing the above a reporter for one of the morning papers called upon me, slating that a copy of your letter, just received, was furnished for publication. Xow, gentlemen, we have no desire to try the case in the newspapers, for the simple reason that wc do not regard that as the proper forum, and not for the reason that we have any doubt but what they would fur nish our as well as your client a.rery righteous de cision, and would reiterate the will of the people expressed at the latllot-box, and supported by more Ilian two-thirds or the Common Council; and have, therefore, studiously abstained from saying any thing on our part to provoke uuy discussion of the question., Xow, however, that you have fur nished a copy of your letter for publication to the press. 1 think it is no more than ample justice that you should have this reply also published. From the fact that you sent yournote at 5 o’clock Saturday evening, and after the hour at which I usually leave my office, and from the further fad, above referred to, that it was furnished by you for publication at once (and perhaps before it was sent to met, I infer that you did not expect me to re ceive it, and you certainly knew that my associates could not see it to-night. This answer is therefore upon my individual responsibility. Respectfully yours, 0. H. Houton, STANDING BY COIT^rS*. IT DON’T MAKE RAPID PROGRESS. The cx-Mayor received several replies yester day to lus prdowimmeoto of the day before. He declines to satisfy reportorial curiosity, and refuses to show them, from which the un believing and ungodly might infer that they were not all bearers of welcome intelligence. Mirshul Goodell gave his* support verbally to the ex-Mayor. Superintendent Ilickey didn’t have time to answer; he was too busy attending topolice matters. Matt Benner had his fire boys to look after, “ and you must excuse me, for I really can’t find time now; just wait till the courts settle the question.’’ Deputy-Superintendent Dixon had a ease to work up, besides he can only take or ders from his Chief. Felton, of the Bridewell, came in propria persona, and had a conference with the Pretender in Jamieson’s otllce. Neither participant therein would disclose the result but it is semi-oflicially announced that he has concluded to bow down to the gent whom the people decapitated at the last election, Mike Bailey made himself famous by attach ing his signature to the following, drawn up oy his attorney: OFfICE OV THE SUPERINTENDENT OP BCILDINOM, Chicago, sfav27.~ The Hon. 11. D. Colvin, Mayor of the CUy of Chicago— DeakSiu: In reply to your communication of yesterday, I have to Kiaie that I do not recognize the authority of Mr. Ucyne to give any directions concerning the management of my office, I look upon vou as the lawful ■‘•Lir tof the Citv of Chicago, and until the courts shall de cide to'the contrary, I shall respect and obey your authority. Respectfully* if. B. Bailey, Superintendent of Buildings. Aliß. WHITE. INVESTIGATION OP* HIS CONNECTION WITH THE TENTH WARD TAIiY-SHEET. The Council Committee on Printing met in the private office of the City Clerk last night to take action on the case of Aid. White, charged with tampering with the election-returns of the Tenth Ward. There were present Aid. Pearsons, Kirk, Lawler, and Linsenbarlb, of the Commit tee, and Aid. White and Hildreth. Aid. White was represented by Mr. Knickerbocker. The accusation against Aid. White is that he was interested through his friends in certain bets on the election; that the wagers were that he would receive over 3,5, and 10 majority. The count showed a majority of 2, and it is al leged that he procured an alteration of the re turns to show that he had received a majority of 13. Upon the meeting being called to order, Aid. White said: ** Inasmuch as a question has been raised, and from the tone of the papers, and as I feel some hesitation in appearing, I ask that Mr. Knickerbocker appear as my attorney. ’ Mr. Knickerbocker—l suppose that, until a case is made out, I should uot appear, but, when it is, I will appear. I don’t know what the charge is, beyond what X have beard here, and, when I know what the chaise is, we will aid you all we can. , Aid Pearson rend the following from the rcc ord ot May IS: “Aid. Smith presented a reso lution relative to alleged tampering with the eleetion returns from the Tenth uard, whieh was referred to the Committee on Printing, with instructions to report at their earliest com mat j c to find the resolution proper, hut it faded, and Aid. Pearson an nounced that the Committee were ready to pro ceed upon the section quoted. . Aid. Kirk said that the complaint is that cer tain figures in the been changed from 179 to 169. .. A question then arose as to the method of procedure, and Aid. Kirk asked Aid. Hildreth us to precedent. Aid. Hildreth replied that there was no prece dent: but be said that Aid. White admitted an alteration in the list, which he explained by savins that this, as well as other lists, had not been signed; and when it was sent back for sil liature.it was fpund that the mistake .existed, and the judges changed it to ma.tc it right. Hildreth further explained that several lists had been left without signature, and when the re turns were made the Jigures were found wrong. ■Vld. Kirk said there was no doubt there bad been an alteration, and as the Committee has no power beyond that discovery, lie suggested that the Committee report such muling to tie C This was opposed by Aid. Lawler and M‘. Knickerbocker, for Aid. )\ and the forni.r moved that the old and new Citv Clerks be .vr viied to meet the Committee on 1 uesdaj nigit with such oral and documentary evidence ts 111 said that Thomas McFarland, a clerk at the First Precinct, changed tho figure, and that he is ready to swear that, bavin,, male an error, lie corrected it to make ■ TUE LIST COUUECT. Aid. Smith said that a day or two after elec tion ho met Aid. White, who said there was a close vote, and that there were several votes which would not he counted for him (Smith) on a recount. Shortly after he learned that bets had been made byTOptc’sfriends, andaltertbat he learned of the discrepancy m theyof es. Snb scmiently Aid. Cullerton said that White had asked him to change the returns so that his fWhite’s) friends could win some money. Cul lertou refused, and White then went to Moody, Deputy Clerk, and obtained the tally sheet, and, when fie returned it, it A altered to appear as Johnson, one of the Clerks, came in and said he had written the list, but he •dM Hot make the correction, and the change was not made while the document was m his posses- Si y'l' r . Knickerbocker cross-examined Mr. Smith as to whose possession the list had been’n sm-c eleetion. Mr- T Smith said it had been m the h %. 'bawler renewed his motion that the Citv Clerk be instructed tomotify the judges and clerics of eleetion, also the late tit} Clerk, A d. Cullerton, and Mr. -Moody, and the present City Clerk to be present at a meeting of the Commit tee to be held on Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. , Mr. Johnson continued to say that he had not filled up the last page of the return, and he came down to the City Clerk s office up. At that time there was no alteration ta the rC -\iT'While made ids statement, denying that he or his friends made any bets. As to recucst in«- Aid.Cullcrton to make any changes, he d-med it most emnhatically, and he asked air. Smith it McFarland didn’t tell him (Smith) tlat he fMcFarland) made the change. ' Mr Smith—lt vou are interested in that, why don’t you get McFarland here! . Aid tVhite repeated the question. Mr Smith—He did. He said he did it at your request, and hoped he wouldn’t get m any '■ l ':u‘ e \Vl.'irn continued, and said that two votes had been counted illegally for Mr. Waite, and at his (White’s) request they were thrown out, and the return changed. Aid. Lasvlor Jtcsscd. tifl motion jgain, and THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY. MAY 28, 1876 -SIXTEEN PAGES the Committee adjourned until Tuesday uiebt at 7:SO. , MINOR MENTION. GOSSIP I‘UQM THE UEPAKTMESTS. The Committee on Streets and Alleys failed to meet yesterday afternoon. The Committee on Police is called for Monday afternoon, at Which time Superintendent Hickey will make his suggestions in regard to the re organization of the Police Force. Comptroller Dedckson and Ins Examining Committee continued work and comparisons yesterday, with no startling results. 'The books and papers arc correct, but the labors will not be concluded till Monday afternoon, when a full report will be mode to the Finance Com mittee. Mr. Hayes called upon Assessor Gray yester day to inquire as to tuc safety of the books, and was informed that the personal-property, hooks were in the safe in his (Gray’s) office, aud the balance arc safe in Supervisor R. T. Lincoln’s vault. Gray’s office will be watched tc-day by the police. Mr. Milligan, partner of ex-Aid. Heath, had Quite an extended conversation yesterday with Aid. Rosenberg, whom he tried to convince that Mr. Hayes’ method for a release from the financial embarrassment of the div, was the only true one. His labors with Aid. Rosenberg were unsuccessful. At the conclusion of the investigation of Aid. White’s case, the Committee on Trialing went into secret session. Considerable printing has been ordered without authority, and the Com mittee adopted a resolution Instructing the various departments to send to the City Clerk •an estimate of the printing necessary. The Board of Public Works audited the monthly paj’-rolls yesterday. The amount was $C,714, of which $-1,235 was for tne bridge-tend ers. Tile amount shows the good effect of the reductions recently made in that department. The Board issued an estimate of $3,7-10 to Cox Bros, for work on the Blue Island avenue via duct, and one of $1,295 to S. E. Lonng, for terra cotta work at the West Side pumping-works. The South Town Assessor has received 2,500 assessment schedules from about 12,000 taxable inhabitants. Should the 9,500, who have not yet made their returns, do not do so soon they will be at the mercy of the Assistant Assessors, whose assessment will hold as final. The Board of Trade men,—many of them, —whoso specu lations are by the hundreds of thousands, report themselves . as owners of about $25 to SSO worth office furniture. There are about §50,000,000 of mortgages held in Chicago, and thqy are taxable property, but as yet no one has made a return acknowledging the ownership of one. A great many men Itnown as Chicago business men report that they are residents of the surrounding suburbs. The whole tax for State and local purposes will aggregate about 5 per cent on the original valuation made by the Town Assessors. The Special Committee, consisting of Aid. Ryan, Cullerton, lurk, Throop, and Stewart, appointed to take in hand the cases of contested elections between Mr. C. G. Dixon and Aid. "Wheeler, of the Thirteenth Ward. and Mr. Murray and Aid. Smith, of the Tenth Ward, met yesterday afternoon. The Mmray-Smith fight was first taken up. Mr. Murray was repre sented by an attorney, who talked for some time on the manner 61 concluding the trial and what body was to constitute the Court. The grounds of complaint were that Aid. Smith had not been a resident of flic ward long enough to be an elector, and that illegal ballots were cast in his behalf. Aid. Cullerton said that he could sec no grounds for a contest, as Aid. Smith had denied several of the charges by affidavit, and there was a majority of more than CSO votes for him. Bethought it absurd, and moved that the mat ter be referred to the Council, with the recom mendation that it be placed on file. The motion was carried unanimously, and the Wheeier-Dixon case was called, but, in the ab sence of Hr. Dixon, action was deferred. DECORATION DAY. Programme of Exercises at the Different Cemeteries. In accordance with a custom which has been adhered to for many years, Tuesday-, theSOlh of; May, will be observed as Decoration Day. The arrangements for honoring the dead who Uo buried in the vicinity of Chicago have been sub stantially completed, and the programme o i ex ercises at the various cemeteries is given below* OAKWOOD OEMETEKV, At Oakwood Cemetery tho exercises will be under the direction of the ladies ol the Soldiers’ Home and Whittier and Hilliard Posts, u. A. R. The exercises proper will be commenced by the ■unveiling of the soldiers’ monument, to be fol lowed by decorating the graves by laiics repre senting the different States of the Union. The other exercises will be as follows: Address by the Hon. T. B. Bryan; address by the Rt. Rev. Charles E. Cheney; song, “Roily Honnd the Flag,”—pupils of Englewood Normal School; address by the Rev. Mr. Gurney, of Englewood; closing exercises, G. A. R. The 12:10 train of the Illinois Central Railroad will carry out and return those in attendance. The people at Englewood will take the train on the Michigan Southern Railroad at 12:30 p. m., joining Hilliard Post G. A. R, Contributions of flowers are solicited and can be made*beforc Q o’clock in the morning of Tuesday atrall the stations of the Illinois Cen tral Railroad. A committee of Whittier Post G. A. R. will be on the 9 o’clock train and col lect the same. Flowers may also be left at the South Side Staton Post-Office, on State street, near Thirty-second, before 11 o’clock a. m., Tuesday, or at the cemetery before 1 o’clock p. m. The corondcs of Whittier Post are request ed to meet at Headquarters at 11 o’clock sharp. liOSEHILL CEMETERY. At Rosehill the exercises will be under the charge of tbi Ransom, Thomas, and Evanston Posts, G. A.lt, as follows: con" Blaney Quartette Club Prayer.... .... The Rev. E. N. Packard, Evanston Opening Service ........G. A. R. Responsive Service ~l.cd by Chaplain c 0 n" . Blaney Quartette Club Address The Kcv.C. G. Tmsdcll gonff—“America ” Blaney Quartette Address The Rev. K, N. Packard Praver The Rev. C. G. Trnsdell Closing Exercises G. A. It. The G. A. R- services will take place at 12 o’clock sharp. ' Bridge’s Battery will take part in the decora tion, a committee; consisting of Lyman Bridges, M. D. Temple, William Busby, F. Christopher son, J. H. Van Duzcr, Beniamin Bennett, Charles Ferris, J. if. QiiUitin, >L E. Henderson, S. Davis, and L. A. White, having been appoint ed for that purpose. The Committee will lake special charge of graves of members of tho battery. Trains leave the Northwestern depot at 7:30, 10:30, and 1 o’clock. The returning tram leaves the cemetery at 2:30. The G- A. R. and the First Regiment go out on the 10:30 train. Fare for the round trip, 30 cents. CICACELAXD CEMETERY. Wyman’s Post, Lyons Post, and the veterans of the Twenty-fourth Kegiment Illinois Volun teers, will assemble at 0 o’clock a. in. at their respective headquarters, and from there will march to the general headquarters at the >orth Side Turner Hall. The procession will start ■precisely at 10 o’clock in the fol lowing order: Great Western Light Guard Band; veterans of the Twenty-fourth Kegiment, I. N • ; Wyman’s Post, G. A- K.; Lyons Post. G. A. ih; Soldiers who do not belong to a regular orgari!- zatiou. The procession will march south on Clark street to Indiana, west on tins street to North Wells, and north to Eugenia, from whence omnibuses will take the participants to Graeeland. Arriving at Graccland, the soldiers will form in a half-circle around the speaker’s platform. The ceremonies will then he proceeded with m the following order: Choral by the Great Western Ught-Guard Band. Speech by the Kcv. Robert.Collyer. German speech by Copt, Arthur Erbe. English speech by Cupl. William V ocke. This condudes tlie ceremonies. Tbe proces sion will leave Graeeland in reversed order. Tire decoration ot graves will begin early in the morning. All old soldiers and the public in general are requested to take part m tbe decora tion of tbe graves at Graeeland, to make tbe affair as imposing as possible, and show at this Centennial year that tbe people have not for gotten tbe heroes who gave their lives for tbe unity and preservation ot tbe Republic. CALVARY CEMETERY. The exercises at Calvary will be directed by the Kevnolds Post aud the Second Regiment. Addresses will be delivered by E. B. Sherman uiid others. _ .... The trains are the same as to uosehm. announcements. The Reynolds Post, G. A. R., and the Second Reciment will meet at the corner ol Halsted and Madison streets this afternoon to complete th Thcre mu m be ’special meeting of the G. H. Thomas Post at them hall, corner Madison and Robev streets, this afternoon at o p. m.. to com nlcte*arrangements for Decoration Day- P Tomorrow a committee will be In session at the hail ol the Knights of Pythias, northwest corner ol LaSalle and Adams streets, from 9 a. “ p. m., to which ladies arc respectfully S'd earnestly invited for the purpose of arrang ing bouquets. GOSSIP FOR THE LADIES, A Useful Invention in the Line of Gates. Waking-Up an Old Woman, and What Resulted Therefrom. Letter from a Bappj Dadd; —Biseellantons Items llelalive to Femimnltjr. TKUAXT MADGE. The shadows lie sleeping on field and hill; The cows came home an hour ago; The bees are hived, and the*nestsare still; Where con the child be lingering so? Oh where can the little laggard stay, So swift of foot as she ever has been. . Ills uotao far, by the meadow-way, To the lane where the blackberry-vines begin. Her mother stands in the door-way there, Shading her eyes from the setting sun, And up and down with an anxious air, Looks for a trace of the truant one. lias she wandered on where the swamp-flowers blow In the darkling wood, and lost her way? Hus she slipped in the treacherous bog below, That hides under mosses green and gay? Xay, timorous mother, spare your fears! Vourliitle maiden is safe the while, Xo marsh-bird screams in her startled ears; Xo foredt-mazes her feet beguile.- She is only standing amid the rye. There at the end of the clover-plain, And puilimr a daisy-star, to try Whether her love loves back again: And Will bends over the bars beside— Two heads are belter than one, forsooth I Leaning and looking, eager-eyed, To see if the daisy tells the truth 1 —Kate Putnam Osgood in Scribner for June. A USEFUL IXVEXTIOX. A pale-faced, anxious-looking mau (says the Burliugtou i/autoye), whaiookedus though he supped with sorrow every week, lives out on North Hill with his wife and seven lovely, blooming daughters. He has, with all these seven lovely daughters, only one front gate, and that is what makes him pale. Last sum mer he spent $217 repairing that front gate, putting iu new cues, and experimenting with various kinds of hinges; aud after all that the gate swung ail through the wiuter ou a leather strap and a piece of clothes-line, aud there was peace iu the household, and the man grew fat. But, when the April days were nigh, it soon became apparent to the man that his troubles were at hand, aud anxiety soon drove the roses from his damask cheeks and robbed his ribs of their substance. He used to diimb over the back fence to avoid calling attention to the disreputable-looking old "ate, nut his sell-denial was of no avail- One evening his eldest daughter, Sophrouia, said: “ Fa, that horrid old "gate is the moat dis gusting tiling on this street. If you can’t afford to have it fixed, I’d take it away and put up a stile.” And Pa only groaned. But an evening or so later, his youngest daughter came in, aud said with eousidemoie warmth: “Pa! 1 wish you had that beastly old gate tied to your neck, that’s what I wiaii!” And she dissolved iu tears and evaporated up stairs in a misty cloud, while her sisters fol lowed slowly, easting reproachful looks at Pa. And the next evening his third daughter, Azalea, came bouuciug into the room about 9:30 p. m., with her gloves iu a condition to indicate that she had been patting •ravel, aud said, with some energy, that it fa had ho feeling other people had, aud she wished she was dead, she did, aud she hoped that the next time that Pa went out of that hateful old gate he’d fall from Arch street to the bridge, so she did. And she broke down and disappeared with a staccato accompaniment of sous aud sniflles. And the next time that Pa went out of that gate he found it pros trate between the two posts, and saw that the fragile strands of the clothes-lines had parted, under some extraordinary pressure, and that was what ailed Azalea’s gloves. Pa saw there was nothing for it but a new gate, and he oroaued aloud as he viewed the dreary pros pect of furnishing gales to support the manly lorms of the best young men ot Burlington fur another summer. He pondered, aud pondered* and pondered. He became the confidant of carpenters; he was otlcu seen guiltily showing certain plans and drawings to ulaeksmiths and cunning workers in iron and steel. Aud in due time he had a new gate up, a massive gate, with great posts, ornamented and substantial, aud the seven sisters were pleased. ‘They read in the little brass plate that informed them that a patent was applied for, the words, “ for 130 pounds,” but they didn’t know what it meant until last evening. , A 1 Last evening the weather, though sufficiently cool to be bracing, admitted a test of the new "ate. A murmur of voices arose from the vicinity of that popular lovers’ retreat, as Sophrouia swung idly to and fro on its heavy frame. Presently a pale-faced man, who held his hand upon his breast to still his beat ing heart, as he crouched in a dark corner of the porch, heard Rodolphus say: “ But believe me, Sophrouia, my own heart’s idol, between the touches of the rude hand of ti » As he began the word he leaned forward and bcut his weight upon the grate, and with a sharp click a little trap-door in the side of the post flew open, and a gaunt, many-jointcd arm of steel, with an Iron knob as big as a Virginia courd on the end of it, flew out, aud, with the fanidity of lightning, hit Rodoluhus two re sounding pelts between the shoulders that sounded like a bass-drum explosion. jtt “Oh-h-h! gosh!” be roared, “I’m stabbed! I’m stabbed” 1 and, without waiting to pick up his hat, he fled, shrieking for the doctor, while Sophrouia rushed into the house, crying, ’Pa. I>a! Pa! Kodolplms is shot!” and swooned. The pale-faced man said nothing, but slirauk etill further back into the shadow, and thrust his handkerchief into his mouth to stifle a smUe. Pretiv soon he knew the voice of his daughter Azalea at the gale sayiug good night. But a rich, mauly voice detained her, tmd the measur ed swing of the gate was again heard m the distance! Soon lie heard Ldrenzo say, as he made ready to climb upon the gate: w But wnatever of sorrow mav await our fu ture, dear one, I would it'might fall upon me* ” And just as he lifted his last foot from the "round the trap opened and the gaum arm reached out and fell upon him with that big knub four times, aud every time it reached Mm, Loremio shrieked: , r , “ Bleeding heart! 0 mercy, mercy, Jlr. Man! Omurdef!’° . , • _ - And as he ambled away in the starlight, wau inc for arnica, Azalea fled wildly to her home shrieking, Oh Pa, Pa, Pa! Somebody is mur dering Lorenzo.” And ou the porch a pale fuecd man thrust the rim of his felt hat into his mouth to reinforce his handkerchief, aud hugged himself into pladd content. Pretty soon the man’s fifth daughter came home from a party, aud she, too, perched ou the gate. Aud in a moment or two Aiphouso said: “ But, my own Miriam, would I could tell you what I feel ” • , , But he didn’t, for just then he leaned upon the gate, the gaunt arm reached out and ielt iron, aud knocked his breath so far out of him that he couldn’t shriek until lie had run half a mile from the house. And Minam ran into the house screaming that Lorenzo had a fit- And the pale-faced man rose up out of the shadow and emptied his mouth, and as he stood under the quiet starlight, looking at the gate wiiose powerful but delicate mechanism repelled an ounce of weight over 130 pounds, a look of ineffable peace stole over the pale face, and the smile that rested on the quiet features told that the struggle of a lifetime was ended iu victory, and a gate had been discovered that could set at naugnt the oppressions of thougnt- Icss young people. WAKING-UP AN OIiD WOMAN. The other day (says the Detroit Free Press) a woman about fifty years old called at the Cen tral depot, lugging a big satchel, and after looking around a little she took a pic from the .eating-stand and sat down for a lufich. When j asked to hand over the cash value of said pie she replied: “You don’t get one red cent, and if you say much I’ll climb over there and mop the floor with you.” It was soon discovered that she was *‘tuf»” and for fear of a row she was not again asked for 15 cents. When she bad finished the pic she walked around, and presently asked Officer Button what time the train started for Hopper City. He said he never heard of any such tow : n. and she remarked: , , “Weir, you want to plug around and find when the cars leave, or I’ll make your heels break your neck!” , , . He kept shy of her for half an hour, and she went into the gentlemen’s waiting-room, mad© a bed on one of the benches, and waa sooii fast asleep. Word was brought to Officer Button, and te went in to rouse bee* She Jiad. hex hcad^ on the satchel, anti by accident he brushed the tip of her lons nose. Opening her eyes, but not moving a limb, she said: “Boy! I’ll make you holler like a loon when I get up! ” “ Come—this is no place for you,?* he replied. “Do you know my business better than 1 dol” she queried. “ But you must get up,” he protested. “Go away,-boy!” she warned, “go away be fore I hurt you I” “ Will you get up?” he demanded- She got up. She got up slowly, and regularly, and gracefully, and as she reached her feet she took him by the hair and crumped her lingers until his eves looked like full moons. “Boy! what did I tell you?” she quietly asked, shutting down a little tighter. He grasped her arm, and alter a struggle broke her hold, but her fingers'brought away enough hair to make two big bird’s nests. “Now you want to behave yourself! 1 * he gasped as ho looked around for h& hat. Timed** she culled, giving him a thumping kick as he bent over for his tilc- It jarred him all over, and be reached for her arm to lead her out of the room. “Five to three that you can’t do it!” she snarled, taking his collar and necktie off at one grab. He didn’t want to hurt a woman, and he turn ed to go out and consuit authority. “Time!” she squeaked, putting in two splen did .right and loft kicks. “.Will you go out of here?” he asked,growing pale around the mouth. “ Not till the undertaker carries me, or you apologize for taking hold of my nose.” I didn’t mean to.” “ Do you apologize!” “Ido.” “ Well, don’t never do it again, mister man. I’m old and a lectle faded, but I’m a catamount! See here once.” She grasped a handful of bis shirt-front and slammed him into a comer, drew him out again, and might have thrown him over a bench if the linen had not given away. “ Come, I shall have to send you to the sta tion if you don’t stop,” he whispered. “Do I stop worth a cent?” she chuckled, try ing to kick liis chin olf.” lie jumped ont and locked the door, and after a little she climbed out of one of the street windows, kicked a hackmau out of her way, and went up along the wharves 1 6 see if she could get to ilopper City by water. A HAPPY DADDY. Deae Sister! I now take my seat and sit down to take this opportunity to inform you that lam a daddy at last. Abbe has got a nice fat baby, and we hope these few lines may find you enjoying the same blessing. Now this is to be strictly a business letter. Firstly, as I said before, Abbe has got as nice a baby as ever made up faces. Nextly, I have swapped away old Buckskin, and I think I have a pretty nice horse; it Isa girl and weighs 9-pounds (I mean the baby), and it is as fat as blitter, and has got a good strong pair of lungs. She has got blue eyes and a dimple in the chin (I mean the baby now), and just the prettiest mouth that ever opened to re ceive pap; and judging from her teeth I should think she is about six. years old (I meau the horse now). She Is sound, smooth, and kind (I mean the horse or baby either now), and the doctor says she is the fairest he ever saw, with out exception. (He mentis the baby.) I pot s‘2s to boot (not the baby, though, for in its case the boot was on the oilier foot, and two or three sizes larger, as near as I can find out). She is as hearty as a pig, ate an egg, a biscuit, and drank three cups of tea for dinner (I mean Abbe). She is getting along nicely, and if she don’t have any bud luck she will get along first-rate. She is troubled with disorders of the stomach, and they say this is a sign of the colie. (I mean the babj-)* I hope it is, for the nurse says colicky babies never die. She talks out of her nose as she takes snuff. (The nurse, I mean now). There, I’ve been reading this over, ana I see plainly that I ain’t fit to w'rite. The amount of it is, lam flustrated. lam a happy daddy, and that accounts for it; so you must excuse me this time. John. FEMININE NOTES. A combination-lock: The marriage-ceremony. Hunting parties; Mothers with daughters to marry. A scientific paper says; “Keep your mirrors away from the sun.” “ And from the daughters also, If you can,” adds a family paper. A fashion journal says; “Waists are to he longer this year;” but, as long as they arc not broader, young men with short arms will man age to get around tbera- A voung woman of Cleveland objects to the new silver coins because the Goddess of Liberty is dressed just as she was fifteen years ago, and “That’s so horribly old-fashioned.” A Milwaukee man made three unsuccessful attempts to blow his brains out, and then his wife told him “Don’t try it again, John; you haven’t got any.” He goes about saying that he owes nis life to that woman. ‘ How like its father it is,' 1 said the nurse, on the occasion ol the christening ol a baby whose father was more than 70 years of age, and who had married a young wife. “ Very like,” said a satirical lady ; “bald, and not a tooth In its head.” At a little gathering the other evening, ayonng man asked a lady whether, if his small brother was a lad, he was not a ladder! and she kindly said she thought he must be, she could see through him so easily. It is pleasant to be a young mau- When the English private soldier hears that the King of Dahomey has an army of Amazons, he shakes his head and mutters to a comrade: “ I bean’t afeared, Jock, no, not I; but, if each un them here Ilamazons be ekal to my missus, they’ll baste us, sure.” “ Henry," she said, “ yon don’t know what a soothing influence you have on me.” “My darling,” he whispered softly, while a glad light came into his eyes, “ can it be so 1" “ Yes,” she said, when you are around, I always led like going to sleep.”—Norwich Bulletin. He led her up to a confectioner’s window and softlysaid; “Julia, will yon have me?” “Yum, yum-r-yes, George,” she replied. Then he bought her a quarter of a pound of caramels, and their betrothal was accomplished. Yew girls could have resisted under the circum stances. Servant-Gal: “I really could not undertake to look after the library-fire, ma’am.” Lady: “Indeed! I cannot see that there is anything derogatory in it; lam sure I should not mind doing It myself.” Servant-Gal: “Oh! very likely not, ma’am; that’s jdst the point we have come to, ma’am; you see, your class is a-gomg down, and my class is a-going hup.” • It was a sweet household picture: She was red in the face, and scolding a hurrtonc; his nose was bleeding where the rolling-pin struck him, and he was swearing a cataract; the children were crying. Over the door hung a motto, “ God lifess our homethere was a chromo rep resenting faith, Hope, and Charity over the mantel, and a plaster bust of Peace on the book case. In spite of the time devoted to shopping, and dressmaking, and conversation over the hack garden fence, our American ijjSmen manage to pick up a good deal of useful information. An Eastern District-belle was asked the other even ing what she thought of Napoleon Bonaparte. Sim hesitated a few minutes and then answered: “ He was quite talented, I believe.' "—Brooklyn Argus. One of the rules of the Mount Holyoke (Mass.) Seminary, forbidding one lady from introducing a gentleman to another ladv, was avoided, the other dav by a Northampton girl, who, when her father came with a trunk to her room, while her friend, a Miss Blank, was present, said.' “ Father, I am sorry I cannot introduce you to my friend, Miss Blank,‘of Blank, but the rules forbid it!” “Yes,” said the father, shaking hands with the young lady, “and I am sorry, too.” We’ve had (says “ Hohokus ”) an Irish ball at the hotel, and the girls and boys were all there. Supper was announced at sharp 13 o’clock. Miss Grady, the belle of the evening (from Paterson), was approached by one of the beaux with the question: “What’ll ycz have for supper?” “ Sure, it’s a quail on loasht and some fried oya thers I’ll have.” “ Ko, ye’ll not, either. Ye’ll take bane soup like the resht, or ye’ll rise out of that and give your sate to Mary Ann. That’s what ye’ll do.” LULLABY. O Sea. dost them hear My baby cooing on my knee, .And clapping her liule bands! She hears ihy waves surge soothingly ■Cpon the sloping sands. In Inllaby. O Sea. dost thou know . . . My baby sleeps on her mothers breast, As the winds come o'er thy lea? Her baby cares are all at rest. While thy waves are surging free. In lullaby. O sleep on, my babe,— . _ , Sweetly sleep and dream. The sea shall sing While thv mother watches thee; . And surging waves and winds shall bring Their soothing psalmlsUjr.' Milwaukee, Wls* J»D B. EUROPEAN GOSSIP. The Italian Royal Family—-Prince Humbert and His Wife. Victor Emanuel’s Intimacy -with Myers, the Circus-Man. .Amenities of M in England—idtfstarcssu and Blackmailing in Paris. ITALIAN ROYALTY. A letter from Rome to the Now York sun says: Prince Humbert, the heir to the Italian throne, may lie seen any fine day driving on the Monte Pincio. The people have groat hopes in their future ruler. There is not the least trace of care in his face, yet he is far from being a careless Prince. He neglects no duty that comes lu his way. He studies the people. Ho is always among them. He drives in the parks, quite unattended, and is a capital whip... You would not know that the Prince was passing by except by the deference paid him by those who know his equipage and face. The face of Prince Humbert is a most striking one. It has all the good points of his father’s face, and none of the heaviness that characterizes the visage of King Victor Emanuel. He looks like a strong, hearty, whole-souled man. His face' inspires confidence. Naturally he is a great favorite with the people. He has not been so scandalous in Ids private life os the present King, and he has made a marriage that is ex tremely pleasing to the people. How could they be otherwise than pleased with sweet Princess Margherita* This woman, first lady of the Court, must have a hard time of it. She is indefatigable in the discharge of her duties. You bear of her in the morning atsome hospital, or.visiting some school, or driving out witu that brightest of little Princes, the 7-year old Victor Emanuel, who Is to be the King o! Italy if be outlives bis father and grandfather. He is a merrv little boy, seeming always ready for- a frolic. * I saw him put into a perfect fever of delight by an orange which a young Ameri can girl tossed into the Royal carriage, and which the young Prince caught deftly in his chubby hands. The Italians never tire of sing ing the praises of the Crown Princess. She is not handsome, if judged by the ordinary stand ard of beauty, but has a most winning face; she is very bright in repartee, and her goodness is a household word. ot When the Hoods were in France an attache of the French Embassy was telling ‘ the Princess the story* of the dreadful suffer ing that had come to the poor by thif rising of the water. ‘‘Oh,” said the Princess, “if we could only uo something for them! ” “But you have already contributed,” said the courtier. « Yes, I know,” said Margherita, “ but 1 should like to do more,—there, take this bracelet,” un clasping a gemmed circlet from her arm, “ take this and send it to the sufferers.” “ Your Royal Highness is too good,” said the courtier, taking the bracelet, nevertheless. Turning to a group nearby he told the storv. The goodness of the Princess became contagious, and each one who heard the story followed her example in making some gift theu and there. This gentleman gave his diamond-set watch guard, that one his nng, some fair dames unclasped their necklaces, others their bracelets, ami some con ributed that greate at of all feminine treasures. —the priceless lace haudker chicf, —a little bit of gossamer, worth a hundred times in gold. Thus the poor, half-druwntd peasants iu France were relieved through a noble impulse on the part of the Princess Margherita; and the gift was still greater because it came from the heart. This story Is current iu Italy, and quite in keeping with the character of the rrinflfess. A great deal of comment has been made in Italy about tbe King’s intimacy with Myers, the circus-manager. Myers is the Barman of Eu rope. He bus a traveling circus that far sur passes any other similar show on the Con tinent. Less than a year ago I met this man in Vienna, and, without the least reserve, he entered upon the subject of his intimacy with the King. “Why,” said he, “the King would come and take tickets at my show if I asked him to.” This we rather doubted, and said so; to which Mr. Myers replied: “Well, I don’t mean exactly that; but then he’d do anything in reason. Why, that time my lions died in Berlin, and I knew the Emperor was coming to see the show, I telegraphed to the King, knowing be bad just received a valuable lot of lions as a present; and told him I must cither borrow, buy, or steal them. By the next convevancc they came on to me, and were as fine animals as the Berliners ever saw.” “It is a good thing to be on such terras with Royalty,” I said. “ Yes,” heanswered. “it is agood thing when a King is such a magnlucent fellow as victor Emanuel. But then lie never makes allowance for Ten* hard work, for wherever I am, no mat ter how long a dav I have had, X must go and sit with tbe Kiog~af ter the show is over, and smoke and talk till 2 or 3 o’clock in the morn ing. The King never tires of talking. Ho baa an Iron constitution, and is a good judge of horseflesh as there Is in the world. He knows every point of an animal, and it is 'this knowl edge and this taste that makes his cavalry so tine.” Then Mr. Myers showed me the present he had lately received from the King—a mag nificent gold watch and chain. On the back of tpe watch was the monogram V. E. m diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, and the Royal crown. Around .the rim was the inscription, “To James w. Myers from Victor Emanuel, King.of Italy.” To the chain was attached a locket which con tained an admirable enameled miniature of the Kin", and the locket, as well as the watch, was set {n jewels. Well, a King has a right to choose his friends, and Victor Emanuel could hardly have found a man whose tastes were more con genial to Ids own than those of Mr. Myers. He is a most entertaining talker, and from his broad and peculiar traveling experiences has a rich fund of anecdote at his command. The two men are evidently on very close terms of intimaev, andau Italian remarked* to me the other day, “Why should it not be sol The King gives us tbe must government for the least monev, and Myers the biggest show. It is as essential that we should be amused as be governed.” AMENITIES OE A.KX. The correspondence of the Toronto (Kobe says: I could cite instances without cud of the* petiteux—l know of no English word wiiich expresses the exact meaning—of the re cent proceedings of the Academy. Baron Grant (Gen. Schcnck’s enterprising friend of the Emma Mine) paid the President, Sir Frauds Grant, some £4,000 for a portrait,—about lour times as much as the President ever received, I should tfeink, for a picture,—on the understanding that he should be invited to the dinner. Forthwith the Presidents col leagues mustered *in force and black-balled Baron Grant’s name when he was proposed as & fucst, not because they objected to his antece ents, but because they all thought they and not the President should have been favored with his orders. Last year M- Tissot, an emi nent French painter, was commissioned by the eX'Empress of the French to paint a portrait of hersell, and sent it to the Academy, under ordinary circumstances any picture scut in bv a Koval personage is hung as a mat ter of courtesy. The Academicians, however, were offended at the preference shown to a for eign artist, and rejected the picture on the plea that the Empress, being no longer a reigning sovereign, bail no right to the courtesy due to Royalty. The year before the Senate of the university of London commission ed M. Langee, one of the best known of French portrait-painters, to paint* portrait of Sir John Shaw Leievre, the cx-President of the Senate. Presentation pictures sent in by public bodies are, as a rule, hung as a matter of course; but M. Langce’s portrait was rejected because the Academicians thought a foreigner should not be encouraged to paint presenta tion portraits of English dignitaries. This year the Academy was called upon to elect a sculptor to a vacant assoclatesblp. Sculpture is not m a very flourishing condition In England; but there is no question that of the younger artists Mr. Boehm—a Hungarian by birth, who has settled and married in England—is the most eminent. Mr. Boehm has been taken up by the Court, and at the dinner of the Koval Academy, two years ago, the Prince of Wales expressed his nope that Mr. Boehm might soon be an Academician. This was enough to arouse the jealousy of the English artists, so they un earthed a Mr. Wooaington, an elderly sculp tor, who*’had some small reputation thirty years ago, and elected him in lieu of Mr. Boehm. This year again the Academicians discovered to their horror that out of seven portraits of the Boyal family sent in “by command ” for exhi bition not one was by an R. A. They thereupon decided that the Prince of Wales had no right to send in pictures “ by command,” and actually committed the gross discourtesy of refusing ad mission to the pictures which His Boyal High ness had sent in, only admitting three out of the seven which the Queen had thought tit to select as stamped, with her approval. This tfm** the Academy has been carried too far by ts extravagant jealousy of any interference with its trade privileges, as the Prince of Wales will probably be annoyed at the advantage which has been token of his absence to satisfy a Eersonal pique. But no true progress can be oped for in the cause of art till the Academy ceases to be a close corporation. This year the exhibition is below the average in artistic ex cellence. The only pictures I bear talked about arc Mr. Millais’ Scotch moorland landscape, “Over the Hills and Far Away:” Mr. Leigh ton’s huge procession of Greek chorus singers, Mr. Frith’s study of the Doge’s Palace at Venice; and Mr. Hide’s rather senti mental picture of a bereaved husband. Miss Thompson has not exhibited her picture of the “ Balaklava Charge” on the walls of the Koval Academy. Like Mr. Holman Hunt, she is afraid, after so signal a success as she earned In her first pictures, to run the risk of having her work ro jeeted by the caprice of jealous rivals, while abo prefers to hare the money paid by visitors to her picture in her own pockets, sooner than see it go into the coffers of the Academy. I am not sura how far Miss Thompson is a great painter, but the fact that the most popular artists of the day find it to their advantage to steer clear of the Academy is a bad sign fur the institution. BLAdOfAILIXG IX PARIS. In all great cities (says a Paris letter to tht New York Times) there Is a class of .person! who get a living by swindling and by blackmail, but perhaps this doss Is more numerous here than* elsewhere, A noted operator* has just been caught and an interesting story revealed to the public. Generally he succeeded in get ting his money, but in tills instance he failed. One of the noted ladies In our best society, a Baroness and the possessor of a very large for tune, was surprised the other morning to re ceive a note to this effect: “Madame: Through hazard an extremely compromising letter writ ten by you has just fallen into my hands. There are men who would demand 2U,000 francs in exchange for it; I shall content myself with LOGO.” The lady read no farther, but ordered her carriage and drove to tbe office of the Commissary of the quarter. He read the letter, which was not signed, and asked the lady If she had an idea of its origin. She had none in the world. In that case it would be difficult tc catch the rascal. “If you are daring enough to aid me,” the Commissary said, “we can ac complish it.” The Baronne had nothing to re proach herself with, and agreed to put herself at the service of justice. On the second page the writer told tbe Baronne that she must gc to a certain omnibus bureau with a thousand franc bill folded in her hand so that it could be seen. At a stated hour a man would come to her and say, “If you please,” when she waste Follow him out, and take her letter in exchange for tbe money. At the appointed time* the Baronne went to the bureau, aceompanicd*by tbe Commissary, who had posted his agentsueai bv. Presently a young and well-dressed mac entered with a cigar in his mouth, and begun to look around. He saw the bill, and, going near the Baronne, said, “If you please.” She followed him out, and just as his hand touched the bill the hand of tbe Commissary fell upon his collar, aud the two agents pounced upon him. This young man’s profession had msue him daring and cynical. He declared that he had no letter, and never did have in such cases, his plan being to say that the letter was left with a friend at the nearest cafe, and, when once started in that direction with the money in his hand, it was easy to get away. Most ladies, he said, felt guilty, and did nut dare to complain. When asked why he bad pitched upon a lady of so good a reputation us the Baronne, he said that he did not exactly know; he bad once had relations withherfemme dc chamfare, and knew that she was rich and generous; she went great a dealinto society, aud might have written some Imprudent notes; at all events he bad concluded to try her, and hud had bad luck. This was the first time that any lady had dared to complain, andbe bad pocketed many a thousaud-frasc bill. It is not at all probable that this rascal will get his deserts, but It is to be hoped that the law will give the magistrates latitude enough to stop bfi cartel for at least two years. ADVENTURESSES IX PARIS. Lucy Hooper writes from Paris to the Phila delphia Telegraph: While I am on the subject of American society in Paris, 1 would take the occasion to warn my countrymen and countrywomen who may contemplate a lengthened sojourn in this gay city to be very careful how they make acquaint ances even among their own fcllow-cltlzcns. For Paris, as Florence used to be, and X believe still is, is a great asylum for dam aged reputations and wrecked positions. Divorcees, adventuresses, some bear* ing really honorable names and with good blood in their sallied veins, others shameless im postors. moke raids in various ways on the re spectable portion of the American colony, striv ing by dint of brass or of strategy to establish a foothold therein. One lady, wno gave herself out to be the widow of'a distinguished foreign General, entertained superbly and carried mat tors with a high hand for some time, till It was discovered that the General aforesaid bad never been married at all. In another instance a gentleman hud the effrontery to introduce into more than one respectable household a beauti ful woman who bore his name, but who wds no more his wife than Louise de la Vailicre wa* Queen of France. In stiil'another, an elderly American lady was persuaded by a'Trencbmua high in the employ of .the Government to in troduce to her friends a handsome and elegant lady who had. just come to reside iu Paris, and who, on after inquiry, turned out to be the pensioned mistress of a foreign sovereign. It is an undoubted fact that one of the most celebrated lorettcs of Paris recently boasted to aa American gentleman that, armed with letters of introduction from French noblemen, she had, some three or four years ago, maintained her footing in American society in Paris during an entire season, under the guise of a foreign lady of rank. She cited names and facts that left her hearer in no doubt as to the correctness of her statement. A TALE OF THE BOUDOIR. A Paris correspondent writes: A very popu lar, but blind. Count lives In the Champs Ely* sees. Being witty and musical, his society la much sought alter. He left Paris three month! ago, and, on his return, called on a fash* ionable Marchioness who was preparing to go to a fancy ball. She begged to be excused, but, as he had an important message to deliver, he was shown in, and, being of course blind, he was asked to take a chair in her boudoir. Gossip ensued, and, during the time, the Marchioness, assisted by her maid, executed the mysteries of her toilet. Being ready to descend to her carriage, the Count stated he bad been absent in London, had undergone a successful operation for cataract, and could now see as well as the Marchioness. The hitler shrieked and jumped into her carriage, without even an au-revoir to her unwelcome visitor. TOM. Yes, Tom’s the best fellow that ever you knew. Just listen to this: When the old mid took fire, and the flooring fell through, And I with it helpless, there, full in my view. What do yon think my eyes saw through the Are, That crept along, crept along, Higher ana nigher. But Robin, my baby-boy, laughing to ace The shining? lie must have come there after me. Toddled alone from the cottage without Any one's missing him. Then, what a shout— Oh! bow'd shouted. “For Heaven’s sake, men, • Save little Robin V Again and again They tried, but the Arc held them buck like a walk 1 could bear them go at it, ami ut it, and call. “Nevermind, baby, sit still like a mao. We’re coming to get you as fast as we can” They could nut see him, but I could; be sat Still on a beam, his little straw hut Carefully placed by his side, and his eyes Stared at the flames with a baby's surprise. Calm and unconscious, as nearer it crept. The roar of the Qre up above most have kept The sound of his mother’s voice shrieking his name From reaching the child. But / beard it. It came Again andagam—O God, what a cry! The axes went faster, I saw the sparks fly Where tip: men worked like tigers, nor minded the That scorched them—when suddenly there at their feet ~ t . The great beams leaned in—they saw him—then, crash* Down cam? the wall! The men made a dash— Jumped to get out of the way—and I thought; “All # up with poor little ftoblu,”ami brought Slowly the arm that was least hurt to hide The sight of the child there, when, swift at my Someone rushed by, and went right through the flame Straight as a dart—caught the child—and then cams Back*with him—choking and crying—but—savedi Saved safe and sound* Ob. how the men raved. Shouted and cried, and hurrahed! Then they aU Hashed at the work again, lest the back-wail Where 1 was lying, away from the fire, Should fall in and bury me. Oh! yon’d admits To see Robin novr—he’s as bright as a dime. Deep in some mischief, too. most of the time; Tom, It was, saved him. 3iow, isn’t It true Tom’a the beat fellow that ever you knew ? There’s Kobin now—see, he’s strong as a log— And there comes Tom, too — Yea, Ton was our dog. —Constance Fenimorg WooUon in AppUtonf Journal . _ Kose-leaf crumples—Edith: “ O dear 1 lam so tired! ” Loving husband; u What has so fatigued you, my Pippetywippety Poppet I** . Edith: “Obi I have bad to hold up my parasef all the time I was in the carriage 1 7

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