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Prom Harper St Brothers, New York, through PeterSoi T & Brothers, Philadelphia:—
YOUNG BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ; or, The Rigid Road through Lift. By Heury Mayhow, author of "The Peasant-Boy's Philosophy," etc. This is "a boy's hook on a boy's own subject," and shows "how young Benjamin learned the principles which raised him from a printer's boy to the first Ambassador of the American Republic.'' The book is produced in the form of a story, such as young lads will appreciate and delight in, and is illustrated by a number of fine engravings. Price $1 00.
THE STOKESLEY SECRET; or, Bate the Pig Paid the Rent. By the author of "The Heir of Redclyffe," "Hopes and Fears." etc. This is a most pleasing and appropriate juvenile work. If our little friends wish to know "how the pig paid the rent," they must prevail upon some one to bny them the book, and then read for themselves. Price 50 cents.
From Rcdd & Carltoh, Now York, through W. P. Hazard, Philadelphia:—
TOM TIDDLERS GROUND; A Christmas Budget. By Charles Dickens and others. See notice of same book, received from the Messrs. Peterson, of this city. Price IT) cents.
From Beadle k Co., New York: —
MAUM GUINEA, and her Plantation "Children." A Story of Christmas Week with the American Slaves. By Mrs. Metta V. Victor. Our thanks are du'.t Mrs. Victor for a copy of this work. It is a lively and entertaining book, rich in descriptions of barbecues, negro weddings, night dances, hunts, and various adventures. The author has attempted to depict the negro character as it is, and has selected the Christmas holidays as the most favorable time for bringing it out with all its individual peculiarities into the fullest play. She tolls us, moreover, that some of the characters of the book are drawn from real life, and portions of her story havo foundation in fact. Price 25 cents.
From Phirnut, Blakemait & Masox, Now York:— MARTIN'S NATURAL HISTORY. Translated from the thirty-fifth German edition, by Sarah A. Myers. Containing two hundred and sixty-two beautifully colored illustrations. First and Second Series. Books on natural history are mostly of two kinds: such as are intonded for persons desirous of obtaining a scientitic acquaintance with the subjects treated, or such as are adapted to the capacities of children, and aim merely to amuse them. The former of these is occupied chiefly with the business of description and classification, and present little or nothing of interest to tho general reader; while the latter is too trifling toengage tho consideration of any one seeking for solid and useful knowledge. Of the comparatively few works which combine the advantages of a classified arrangement, with an account of habits, manners, and properties useful or the reverse of the objects described, so as to suit the tastes and meet the wants of all, this treatise by Martin is one of the very best. It first appeared in Germany, where its merits have been attested by its reaching a thirty-fifth editUm. The English translation has been executed by an accomplished American lady; and so ably executed, that the language might readily bo mistaken for the original of the author, if the contrary were not told us in the title-page of the book. Wc earnestly recommend the work to all our readers, who dosiro to enlarge their
views of God's creation, and to liberalize their minds by its habitual contemplation.
From T. O. H. P. Burijham, Boston.
LILLIESLEAF: Brfnga Conclnding Series of Passages in Vie Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland, of Siinnyaid*. Written by herself. This, though a sequel to a previous work. Is most interesting in itself. It details the trials and troubles in middle age of those which in the preceding volume were only brought safely through youth, love, and courtship to marriage. It is full of sober thought, and abounds In useful lessons to all. Its quaint Scottish phraseology would be one of its greatest charms did not the reader sometimes become wearied by too frequent repetitions of the same words. The book Is not without its love story, and the love making and "nonsense fancies of those two ill-willy bairns," Mr. Bernard and Rhoda Maitland, are most whimsically related as viewed by an elderly maiden lady, to whom both lovers are a problem and a trouble. Price $1 00.
From Socle & Williams, Boston :—
MONTROSE, and other Biographical Sketches. This book inclndes sketches of La Tour, George Brumroel, Samuel Johnson, and Graham, Marquis of Montro*e. The three first of these sketches mnke Hi tie or no attempt at biography, but are rather descriptions of character and peculiarities, while frequent anecdotes, both interesting and amusing, enliven tho pages. The last, whose subject is the Marquis of Montrose, occupying by fur th* larger portion of the book, is more biographical, and gives the life and political course of Giaham, from his birth to the time of his execution. Price $1 00.
From T. O. H. P Bhrnham, Boston, through J. B
I Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia :—
THE SEVEN SONS OF MAMMON. By George Augus
| tus Fala. A very agreeable hook. Mr. Sala is fond of Fiance; he always contrives to take his readers there, and we don't wonder at it, for he sepm* p^rfrct Iy at home on French ground. The story is very loosely told, and many points are not explained: so much the better, perhups, as more is left to the imagination. Still, a most agreeable book, and one who tak^s it up will net be likely to put it aside until it is finished. Price M cents.
Gopet For March contains that beautiful picture, ''It i« more blessed to give than receive." It contains six figures, and is a plato of exquisite beanty in design and execution.
Our Fashion-plate for the month rontaina seven figures We could fi11 up a number of tho Lady's Book with notices from the press, and letters from subscriber*, testifying to the beauty of these plates.
One of our large Drawing Lesson subjects will also b» found in this number.
"Life and Still Life," represents a milliner working at her occupation. "Life" is herself—"Still Life" islb« block she holds in ber hands.
Postage Ox The Lady's Book. — Postage for three months, if paid in advance at the office where It is received, four and a half cents.
Wb do not publish these complimentary letters out of any personal vanity, but we want to convince our subscribers—that is, if the Book itself does not do it—that they have not been deceived. When a lady bnys adress she shows it to her friends, and is gratified when they praise it. So, we presume, our subscribers will be pleased when they read the opinions of others regard* ing the work for which they have subscribed.
Ohio, Dec., 1861.
Times are hard, but they would have to be harder to oblige me to do without the pleasant visits of that ever welcome friend, "Godey." Therefore, I send you $12, with the names of six persons who are willing to pay so email a sum for so much pleasure and profit. B.
Pa., Dec., 1861.
I have received the January number of the Lady's Book; It is very beautiful. Your life must be a beautiful one, to shed so many rays of joy and gladness in the houses of so many. How many hearts must rise up and bless you! Could yon picture in your mind's eyo the reception of your monthly messenger of gladness when it makes its stated visit, and adds to the brightness of so many hours, it would recompense you for your toils and labor. J.
A $15 club from Nevada Territory. Everywhere the Lady's Book is found, from Maine to Oregon.
Even hero, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, we cannot do without the Lady's Book. I send you a draft for $15, and the names of the subscribers. The undersigned is an old subscriber. 11. O.
An Editor's letter.
N. J., Jan., 1862.
Wo have now all the numbers of the Lady's Book in our library, except tho first six numbers. I regard you as a public benefactor, and the Lady's Book as tho most agreeable publication in the country. F.
Another editor's letter:—
I cannot very woll dispense with the genial presence of the Lady's Book. It has too long held the monopoly In our home circle, has exerted too refining an Influence for years to be lightly thrown aside. I have sometimes rather desired that you would issue a defectlvo number, that I might find some slight occasion to vary the general tenor of my notices of your almost faultless monthly; but I quite despair of ever receiving one for eithor editorial or artistic criticism to found even a hope of censure upon. J.
Conb., Jan., 1862.
I have succeeded in getting a club for your truly valuable Lady's Book. I am, dear sir, fond of your book, and most happj to recommend it to my acquaintances. It has been taken in our family for six or seven years. Its moral purity, and ennobling sentiments, make it worthy a place in every family. I wish yon Increased prosperity. B.
TlTE UITIPORMITT OF THE NUMBERS OF THE LADY'S
Boob.—We ask If any of our subscribers can see any difference between the January number of the Lady's Book and the other numVrs of the year, except It may be an improvement as we progress? This we are complimented upon continually. We do not, as the press states, issue a decoy number la January, but give as good numbers! throughout the two volumes. VOl. LXIv.—26
Sending Specimen Numbers.—This business, to use a very expressive and common phrase, is about "played out." A party combines, and they get a whole year's numbers by sending for specimens. We have traced this matter up very clearly, and in future we send no specimens nnloss we receive the price of a number. Here is an example:—
Mr Code—Sir: Will you ploase sen me a spesitnen of your magazine. I also hear there is a bank in your city of philadelfy called the Commonwealth bank; send me a sample of their $5 and $10 notes, as i would like to sea some philadelfy money, and i will try and get you up a club; but don't forget tho notes, if you don't want to send the books. D. S.
And here Is another:—
Dear Sir—Please send me a specimen of the June number. Sister received a copy of the May; but there is an unfinished story in it. I think I can get yon up a olub. Yours, M. J. C.
Mary told the whole story. She wanted to get the completion of the story, and had not the remotest idea of ever subscribing, let alone getting up a club.
And still another:—
Mr. Gopet—You will please forward mo a specimen of your Lady's Book, also of Arthur's Magazine, and Harper's; and procure measpeciincu of Shakspoaroand Byron's poetical works. I shall also like copies of Dickens's last works; and I shall try to get you a club, as our village is composed of a good many literary characters, and we like good reading.
Sometimes wo will receive six letters from the same post-office, writton by tho same person, but with different signatures, each one asking for a separate number as a specimen. Of course the same request is sent to every other magazine. Vast quantities of reading are thus procured for nothing. Another letter contained a request to send a copy of the Lady's Book to twentyfour different persons, and perhaps some one of them would subscribe. A very valuable subscriber that one would have proved, even supposing one did subscribe. We are disgusted with tho subject and tho system. We speak for one. We are done with it. Other magazines may do as they please.
"the United States Mail," published by J. Holbrook, New York. This Is a paper invaluable to every postmaster In the United States, to merchants, and In fact every man of business who has anything to do with the post-offlce. Foreign and domestic postages are given, the arrival and departure of the malls, all the new laws concerning post-offices, that are passed, the postal directions, etc. It has the Postmaster-General's sanction. It is by no means a paper of mere dry detail, bat contains a melange of matter, amusing and instructive. The price is only $1 a year.
Correspondents must send stamps if they want their MSS. returned; and the author's name and place of residence ought to accompany each article.
The Pratt County Agricultural Society Op Illinois subscribed for a large number of copies of the Lady's Book, to be used as preminms at the Fair.
Oub Large Fash Ion-plates— To Binderg.—Thia plate shonld be folded twice when binding the volume.
OUR MUSICAL COLUMN.
In obedience to the wishes of several of our musical friends, we Bhull make a change in the stylo of Betting up the music in the Book after the close of the present volume. That is to say, we shall publish it on horizontal lines across the page, instead of the pcrpendicular lines, as now. We have had this change in view for Mine time, for the better convenience of our friends, and R« it is pressed upon us now, we shall delay It no longer. The music for July will introduce the new arrangement.
At no time since wo have had control of the music In the Book have we been better pleased with it than now. Our contributors are all of first-class merit, and their compositions are prepared solely for our use. Out of about fifty HSS. sent in within tho past month or two, we have accepted the following: Prince Alfred Waltz, by Rosalie E. Smith, our Bt-rtnnda correspondent; I am Sad and I am Weary, by O. B. Barrows; Carrie Polka, by Mrs. H. W. T. Palmer; and Dew-Drop Waltz, by W. H. Wilkinson.
JSew Sfied Music for Vit Piano.—Our bulletin for tho month is especially full, varied, and interesting. Not one of these pieces has been named before, the whole list being fresh from the press. Our readers should give it their attention. Any pieces named will be mailed on inclosing amount to our address, Philadelphia.
From H. M. Higgins, Chicago. I Sit Alone, ballad, by G. R. Lampard. Tho Cottage on the Lea, by Frank Howard. Our Lost Bllalie, by tho author of Mill May. Brave Boys aro They, duet and chorus, dedicated to the sisters of our volunteers. Our Home is on the Sea, a flue, spirited song. Price of each 25 cents. Also, tho New Star-Spangled Banner, song and chorus, words by Edna Dean Proctor, music by J. P. Webster. Price 30 cents. A spirited composition.
From Juo. J. Daly, New York. My Nativo Land, by Remington; The Standard of tho Free, new national song and chorus; these two songs aro very appropriateto the time, each 25 cents. Tho Chain is Broke that Bonnd Me, beautiful ballad, 25 cents; also seven benuful songs by Stephen C. Foster, composer of Gentle Anuie, Willie, we have Missed You, etc., each with a distinct title-page; Little Belle Blair; Oh, Tell mo of my Mother; Nell and I ; Sweet Little Maid of the Mountain; Farewell, Mother, Dear; I '1l be a Soldier, with pictorial titlo; and Our Bright Summer Days are Gone; each 25 cents. We need not say one word in praise of Mr. Foster's melodies ; they are household treasures all over the land.
Mr. Daly also issues the following polkas, etc.: Fly Away Polka, pictorial title, 25 cents. Palisade Polka, 2 pages, 10 cents. Potomac Waltz, 25 cents. Ball-Room Spanish Dance, introducing Star-Spangled Banner, Kate Kearney, and other beautiful airs, 25 cents. Capitol March, a splendid composition by Louis Berge, with, handsome illuminated title of the Capitol at Washington, 50 cents. Irish Brigade Quadrilles, by T. D. Sullivan, dedicated to the N. Y. 69thr with brilliant colored lithographic title, 50 cents. This is also a spirited composition, describing the summons to surrender, the assault, etc., the whole arranged as a quadrille.
From H. P. Danks, Cleveland. In this Sweet Vale; Meet me Beneath the Willow; Thoughts of Thee; Cottage Behind the Hill ; Tom, if you Love me, Say so! These are all fine ballads, each 25 cents.
To those who complain that their music gets broken In the mail we would say that if they order five or more
pieces, and have them sent in one roll, they will certainly^carry smoothly. Address
J. Starr Holloway,
Corn-shock Basket.—We acknowledge the receipt of a beautiful specimen of the corn-shock basket, and very willingly givo the directions to make it. It is a awect, pretty affair.
Select shocks that are white and smooth, taking the stiffer ones for points or shells, and reserving the others for fringe. Take a slip of card-paper three inches long and one inch wide; cut the shocks exactly by this pattern, laying it on lengthwise, until you have fifty piece* or more. Cut the other sheaves, selecting the broadest, into pieces four inches ln length, and fringe them by splitting with a needle between the parallel veins; leaving about half an inch at top and bottom to sew them on by. Fold each piece in half, basting the edges together and you will thus have a doublo fringe.
These pieces should bo folded a little slanting, and a sufficient number joined together to make a yard or more in length. Having made the frame of pasteboard in any desired shade, fold one of the first mentioned pieces In a point exactly in the middle and sew it on the otdnide, the hollow part of the shell turning intride, just above the rim; repeat till the edge is covered in this way. Then sew on two or more rows of fringe, as the depth of the basket may require, the top of each row concealing the bottom of the previous. Next the feet are made of points, turning down, hollow part inside, and arranged in an even row—as the basket stands on these points. There will now be a broad space which must be hidden by a row of points put on horizontally; the shell part of one concealing the flat edge of the next. This is the la*t row and completes the outside of the basket.
For the handle break off a piece of an old skeleton skirt; it should be loug enough to reach to the bottom of the basket, and may be secured by a few stitches near the rim. Cover with successive pieces of fringe pointing down, sewed on in whorls around the steel; the edges of the last two whorls meeting in the centre of the handle, which is covered with a bow of ribbon.
For tho lining, cut in writing-paper the shape of the basket, ouly a little smaller; cover each piece with silk and join the edges with sewing silk of the same color. Put a row of quilling around the rim and set the paper lining in the bosket, which is now complete.
"Cax't You Send Us Ax Extra Copt ?"—No, we can't. Would you ask a drygoods man to give you an extra yard of silk, because you had bought six? The eases are the same. Clubs are put down at the lowest price that will afford any profit, and we give just what the club calls for, and no more.
Ladiss* Almaxac For 1862.—f. E. Tilton & Co., of Boston, have sent us this very neat little work. It contains, besides a diary, engravings, receipts, familiar quotations, etc.
Phabtom Flowtrb Or Leaves, or, as they are sometimes called, "skeleton flowers or leaves."—A lady wishes a receipt for preparing them; can any of our subscribers furnish it?
Shawl Puts.—The manufacturer, A. 8.-Sear, of Concord, N. H., has sent us patterns of a new shawl pin of his invention. It is excellent for the purpose intended.
Beddixo plants are such as are suitable for planting !□ the open border or flower-garden, In early summer, to bloom till frost; they are then taken up and housed, or cuttings obtained from them for next season's planting. Prominent among these la the Verbena, which is now our most useful and popular bedding plant; yet, for want of the proper soil, many fail to grow it in perfection. There is no plant, probably, that requires a more frequent change of soil. It requires a fresh, handy loam, euriched with well-rotted manure; sods from a pasta to field, thrown up with cow-manure, and well rotted before using, we have found the best. A simple plan, where it is not practicable to renew the entire bed, Is to dig holes about one foot square and deep wherever a plaut is desired, and fill up with fresh soil, and therein plant the verbena. Mulch by dry weather with a suitable material, as watering them without mulching will generally do more harm than good, and perfect success wilt crown your efforts. If a flue fall bloom of the verbena is desired, it will be necessary to make a second planting about the beginning of August. Plants for this purpose may be obtained by layering shoots in small pots sunk in the ground alongside the parent plaut, and watered daily in dry weather; they will be ready for transplanting in about three weeks. Plants may be propagated in the same manner, or by cuttings, before the approach of cold weather, for next season's planting. These can be preserved through the winter in a cool greenhouse pit, or in the window of a moderately heated apartment. We will continue our remarks on bedding plants in the next number.
Should any of our readers desire further information aa to the most desirable varieties, we refer them to Drees's Gardbx Calendar for 1862, which will be mailed to all applicants by inclosing a three-cent stamp to my address.
H. A. DREEtt, Seedsman and Florist,
327 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
"the Sunday-School Times."—Among the papers called religious, there is none that more fully justifies its name than the "Sunday-School Times," edited and published by Jonn S. Haet, LL. D., of Philadelphia. It Indulges in no acrimonious controversies, Is eourteons to all, and breathes a spirit of the largest and mo^t catholic charity. Though treating primarily of Sundayschool matters, as its name indicates, it has much that concerns schools of every kind, and it is a most useful assistant in household training. Prof. Hart, by his long and varied experience as a teacher, has become eminently fitted to be a guide in whatever relates to the training of the young, whether in the school or the family. The paper, moreover, contams a weekly digest ef current news, prepared with great care, and it is In every respect a most admirable family paper. It is the cheapest weekly family paper of a religious kind that is issued. Price only one dollar a year.
"Frtb1to Godey—old bachelor though he be—always
succeeds in bringing out each month in his incomparable publication something ju^t suited to the wants and tastes of (lie fair sex. Get the Lady's Book."
Well, we give it up. We have tried hard to convince the world that we are not an old bachelor—a knifo without a handle—but the West Troy Advocate says we are, and we yield.
A LIST OF ARTICLES WE CAN SUPPLY.
Godey's Bijou Needle-Case, containing 100 very superior Diamond Drilled Eyed Needles. Price 2a cents, and Olo three cent ctamp to pay postage, except to California, Oregun, or the British Provinces; for either of these placet a ten cent stamp must be sent.
Godey's Pattern-Book of Embroideries. Price 21 cent*.
Fresh Fruits all the year round, at Summer Prices, and how you may get them. Price 12 cents.
Every Lady her own Shoemaker. With diagrams. Price 50 cents.
Thirty of the most approved Receipts for Summer Beverages. Price 12 cents.
Gallery of Splendid Engravings, from Pictures by the first Masters. Price 60 cents each; four numbers now ready.
The Book of the Toilet. Price 23 cents.
How to Make a Dress. Price 25 cents.
The Nursery Basket; or, a Help to those who Wish to Help Themselves. With engravings. Price 50 cents.
Mrs. Hale's new Cook-Book. With numerous engravings. Price 91 00.
Mrs. Hale's 4545 Receipts for the Million. Price $1 25.
Godey's Curl Clasps. Twelve in a box. No«. 1, 2, and 3. Price 75 cents, which covers the postage, except to California, Oregon, or the British Provinces. The price to cover postage to either of these places is, on No. 1, *1 20; on No. 2, $1 30; on No. 3, $1 50.
Godey's Hair Crimpers. Each box contains twelve, of various sizes. Prico 75 cents a box, whith covers the postage, except to California, Oregon, or the British Provinces. The price to cover postage to either of these places |s $1 20.
Godey's Copying Paper, for copying Patterns of Embroidery, etc. Each package contains several colors. Price 25 cents. A ten cent stamp will be required to prepay postage on this to California, Oregon, or the British Provinces.
Patent Needle Threaders. A valuable article. Price 25 cents.
Indestructible Pleasure Books for Children, with colored plates, printed on muslin, and cannot be torn. Price 25 cents each.
Mrs. Stephens's Crochet Book. Price 75 cents.
The Song Bird Fancier. Every lady who keeps birds should have this useful book. Price 25 cents.
The Ladies' Manual of Fancy Work, by Mrs. Pullen. Price $1 25.
Or/R Mcsical EurrOR mentions in his review of this month a proposed alteration in the manner of publish! ur our music. We give one among the many letters we have received upon the subject.
I would like to make one suggestion to you, Mr. Oodey; and that is for you to publish the music across tho page instead of lengthwise, as it is now published. It Is very difficult to keep the book on the mnsic-stur.d when it Is in the single number, and impossible aftt-r it is bound. The ladies nil complain of the difficulty, and wished me to ask Mr. Godey if he could not remedy this. E.
The Fashion Editor desires us to ssy that she receive* orders from those who are subscribers and those who are not; In fact, she never stops to inquire whether they are or are not subscribers to the Lady's Book,
A New Material For Dkbssbh.—A pleasant French correspondent of an American journal tells ihe following :—
"A paper manufacturer has just invented a kind of impermeable paper, suited for dress goods. Its manner ofemploy ment is both simple and ingenious. It consists in replacing by small frames the hoops upon which are ballooned the petticoats of our ladies. Those new-fangled engines are covered with packing canvas, upon which you have only to gluo, as ou a common scroon, the newly-invented paper.
"Thanks to thli invention, when a lady wants a new dress, her husband has no longer to distress himself with the disbursement of five or six* hundred francs for twenty yards of velvet or thirty of moire antique ; all he will have to do will be to bny five or six rolls of twelve sous paper, and sond for the glue man. This is as simplo as all grand ideas.
"The father about to marry his daughter will not be obliged a long time beforehand to bother himself about her tronsaeau; be will limit himself to asking his wife, on the day before the wedding, 'What paper shall we glue on to our Emily?'
M'Jfon Dien, my love,' the mother will reply, 'do whatever you think proper. It seems to mo that some twenty-two cent paper, with a pretty border, you know.'
"Thcu a man will take a wife without a dower, and the marriage contract will stipulate that the father-inlaw engages to paper hantf his daughter (faire tapisser m Jllle) for the first three years."
From a perplexed subscriber:—
I read my Godey
Whenover I'm moody,
But though they borrow,
They come to-morrow
The best magazine
Ever printed, I ween,
The wisest and b*sst
Have put it to test,
E. R. H.
A Beautiful little illustrated guide to the cultivation •f flowers and house plants, the care of bulbous roots, etc. etc., called "The Parlor Gardener," has been lately published by Messrs. J. E. Tiltou k Co., Boston, in their well-k nown elegant style. They will send it, post-paid, on receipt of its price, 60 cents.
They are publishers of that valuable illustrated guide to drawing and painting of all varieties, called "Art Recreations,'' which they will also send, post-paid, on receipt of price, $1 GO. They have ready a new price list of artist's goods, which they will send free.
The music, composed for the piano-forte, you get here for tho same price that you would pay for sheet music; you can have a splendid piece every mouth, besides all tho rest of Godey's superior collections.—Tarrytuton Sentinel.
A Doueter.—Some one was telling au Irishman that a fellow had eaten ton sancers of ice-cream; wherenpon Pat shook hts head. "So you don't believe it f" *With a nod, Pat answered, "I belave in tho era me, but not in the saucers."
The Quadrille Op "NiunT And Her Attbndast Stars."—A ball was given recently, at the Royal Academy of Music, in London, where the singular beauty of the dross of tho duchess of Wellington excited universal observation. It represented the "Moon," In Lady Jersey's quadrille—"Night and her Attendant Stars." She wore a petticoat of white silver tissue, covered with clonds of blue and white gauze, beautifully shaded off and looped up with bluo and white marabouts, the dress itself being stndded with diamond crescents. Around tho waist was a belt of magnificent diamonds, formed from the order of the "St. Esprit," by tho late duke, and presented to him by Louis XVIII. A riviire of large diamonds sparkled around the top of the corsage. On her head she wore a white ganze veil and marabonts, giving a clond-like appearance, and on the centre of her forohead a diamond crescent shone brilliantly. Fastened half way down the dress was a blue belt, upon which were described tho phases of the moon, which ran crossways, reaching to the bottom of the dress on the other side. "Aurora" was appropriately seen close by " The Moon," who wore, over a jupe of rich silver tissue, live skirts of alternate bluo and white thulle illusion, indicating clonds. These were looped with silver star*, and bound at the waist with a silver zone, stndded alse with stars, which again formed the ornament of a corsage, and sleeves il la GrectIue. The headdress was a veil with a silver band and diamond stars.
From "Holbrook's U. S. Mail and Post-Offloo Assistant" :—
Losses By Mail.—By one of the regulations of the P. O. Department, Section 207, it is required that before an investigation is ordered, as to a reported loss by mail, satisfactory evidence shall bo furnished, not only of the depositing of the letter in a post-office, but thai the alleged contents were absolutely Inclosed. Experience shows that attempts are frequently made to make the post office a scape-goat for failures of this kind, when the guilt lies in quite another direction.
To those who have occasion to make remittances by mail our advice is to get drafts or checks whenever convenient. When cash must bo sent, employ a reliable disinterested witness to see tho money inclosed and the letter deposited. But avoid calling the attention of either the postmaster or any of his clerks to the fact. Not that this would increase the risk generally, but in some cases it might, and in but few would they be lessened. The less publicity in regard to money matters, the better.
A Law Op The Olden Time.
False Pretences.—A law against obtaining husbands under false pretences, passed by the English Parliament in 1770, enacts: "That all women, of whatever age, rank, profession, or degree, who shall, after this act, impose upon, and betray into matrimony any of his majesty's subjects by virtue of scents, paints, cosmetic washes, artificial teeth, false hair, iron stays, bolstered hips, or high-heeled shoes, shall incur the penalty of the law now in force against witchcraft and like misdemeanors; and the marriage, under such circumstances, upon conviction of the offending parties, shall be null and void."
Tiis Bfet.—Godey's Lady's Book has been pronounced by competent jndges to be the best lady's magazine in America. Many others have tried to imitate Godey, but they have never been able to come up to tho mark.— Gasttte and Ettytet Fayettevllle, N. Y.