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OUR MUSICAL COLUMN.
Opr friends who have sent us music that has been accepted for publication in the Book most have patience; their favors will appear as soon as we can make room. The Dew-Drop Waltr will be published in the August number. Since our last report we have accepted Unfurl the Banner, by H. P. Danks, and a Galop, by Miss Rosalie E. Smith, of Bermnda.
The Drum and Fife.—It properly comes within the plan of our " Column," perhaps, to notice here two new books published by Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston. The first is Winner's Guide for the Fife, a reliable book of Instruction without the aid of a teacher, inclnding a great number of operatic and popular airs. Price 5O cents.
The other is the Army Drum and Fife Book, containing full Instructions, the Reveille, the Tattoo, the various calls and beats used in the service, and a number of popular airs, to which 1b added the Bugler's Call Book, with all the calls, Infantry, skirmishers, etc., used in the U. S. Army. Price 75 cents.
Chas. Grobe*e New Sheet Music.—There is no composer now before the public whose writings are more heartily welcomed than Professor Grobe. The number of his compositions, their variety, and uniform beauty have long made his name a household word wherever music is appreciated. For the benefit of our friend», we give a short list of some of his recent works, any of which we will purchase and mail when ordered. The first six are easy, for beginners:—
Polar Star Schotttsche, 25 cents; Krentzer Minuet, 25; Schubert'a Eulogy of Tears, 35; I Would that my Love, by Mendelssohn, 35; Six Scotch Airs, 25; Music of the Union, five National airs, 50; Almack's Waltz, by Beethoven, with finale, 50; La Doulenx, waltz, varied, 50; Beethoven's famous air, Adelaide, varied, 50. All the following are brilliant variations on the airs named: Partant pour la Syrle, 40; Departed Days, 40; Faded Flowers, 40; Brindisi, Drinking Song in Macbeth, 40; Dear Spirit, Bear Me, from Le Pardon, 40; Still in my Dreams thon'rt Near, 50; The Maiden's Prayer, 50; Santa Lucia, Neapolitan Barcarole, 50; Wi' my Lovo I'1l March Away, 50; The Flag of Our Union, 50; also Annie Laurle, for four hands, easy, 25; Yes Schottische, four hands, 25; La Marseillaise, four hands, 40; Oft in the Stilly Night, four hands, 40.
€ongg. Ballade^ etc.—From Russell & Pattee, Boston: Saturday Night at Sea, quartette, 15 cents; God Save the Union, solo and chorus, 25; Comrades, Awake to Glory, fine quartette, by author of Lily Dale, 25; Kiss me GoodNight, Mother, ballad by same, 25; Jessie Graeme, song and chorus, same, 25; Rock me to Sleep, Mother, 25; The Boy and his Angel, 25; two beautiful songs with chorus, by Leslie, Visions of Childhood, 25; No More we Meet at Eventide, 25; two songs with chorus which we have heard sung at Sanford's with great applanse; The Stars and Stripes, new patriotic song and chorus, colored title, 25.
Polkas, etc.—From same publisher: Rlgoleta Redowa, introducing Over the Summer Sea, 25; Academy Polka, 25; Benrre Clalrgean Waltz, handsome colored title, 35; Benrre Clalrgean Polka, very pretty title, 50; Empire Polka, by Gilmore, leader of the famous Boston Brigade Band, 25 ; Leviathan March, 25 ; Fourth Battalion March, 25; Liebes Lieder (Songs of Love), beautiful waltzes, 35; brilliant variations on Rock me to Sleep, by Charles Grobe, 40.
Orders for any of the above cheerfully attended to by addressing J. Stare Hollowat.
The CoimirEnTAL Restaurants — Mr. Stevens, of the Continental Hotel, has opened to the public two magnificent refreshment saloons fronting on Chestnnt Street, and connected with the hotel. These saloons exceed, in their decorations and appointments, any establishment heretofore opened in Philadelphia, and probably have no counterpart In any city of the Union. The saloons, two in number, communicate, and are alike in size and decorations. The floors are covered with marble tiles, and the walls are frescoed in light and cheerful colors. Each saloon has attached four private rooms, handsomely furnished with velvet carpets, and the ladies' saloon has a retiring-room for the accommodation of guests who may wish to arrange their toilet. The tables and silverware are in keeping with the elegance of the saloons, and the whole establishment Is alike creditable to the city and the taste and liberality of the proprietor. Ladies and gentlemen, and ladies unaccompanied, will find the Eastern Saloon free from any objectionable features, and visitors can be sure of respectful and proper attention. At the opening, the saloons attracted much attention, from the arrangement of the show windows. Those of the gentlemen's saloon presented an array of substantial B, while the windows of the ladles' saloon had a number of ornameots in confectionery, done up in th« highest style of art; and groups of the curious collected to admire the display.
We have received the following communication; tha writer heads it: "A Sad Case—Ladies' Skirts in the Cars:"—
Mrrsrs. Editors: I am not a vain man, but I am particular about my boots. I don't like to see a spot upon their shining surface. Well, a few evenings since, I was going to a party; I took the cars; you know what weather we have had lately. I was nicely arrayed; boots shining as splendid as blacking could make them. We presently came to a halt; several ladies entered, and the dear creatures did spread themselves out amazingly. Don't they remind you very much, Messrs. Editors, of a peacock whon he comes to a spread, only their dimensions are larger than his. I arrived at my destination, gave my coat and hat to the waiter, was about entering the parlor, when, happening to cast my eyes down, O horror' I saw that my boots were all smeared with mnd from the skirts of the ladies' garments, as they swept by me, when they entered the cars. I left the premises at once.
How To Carbt Flowers.—When sent by post nothingis better than wrapping them in oiled paper; when carried otherwise, a piece of wet sponge fastened inside* a wooden box, or layers of wet brown paper, or wet flannel as a lining to the box, or freshly gathered cabbage leaves, with their under side placed next the flowers, are unobjectionable. If the box is of tin, well secured at the lid, then a source of moisture is less requisite, for the leaves and flowers themselves will form an atmosphere of sutficient dampuess for a short time. Another method, which answers extremely well when flowers are gathered in dry weather, 1b, as soon as they are cut, to throw them into a bag, like a carpet-bag, made of mackintosh. If the snap of such an article closes well, flowers will remain fresh all day long in a broiling sun, as somo botanical travellers well know. The reason why ouch flowers are preserved is stlll the same—the air around them is damp. Tourists who hunt after wild flowers, or ferns, should provide themselves with a bag of this description.
JUVENILE DEPARTMENT. Articles that Children can make for Fancy Fhirs, or for Holiday Presents.
MENAUERE, IX EMBROIDERED NETTING.
Materials — A strip of black filet, 18 Inches by 6, 12 skeins of gold thread, or one of maize silk (French), 1 skeln Napoleon blue ditto. Cerise Batin, black silk, a morsel of kerseymere, etc.
The pattern may be darned on the filet from the engraving. •The randyke Is in gold thread; the spots are in silk. Or all the spots may be done in silks of any colors, taking care that no two of the samo are near each other.
The piece of filet is square at one end, and pointed in the other. It is to be lined with satin of a different color, and also with an inner lining of black silk. At the pointed end is a pocket of colored silk, neatly stitched. At the other end is also a pocket, with two pieces of kerseymere neatly bound round with ribbon, for needles. Between the two pockets a double piece of the samo colored silk, stitched at Intervals of three-fourths of an Inch down the entire length, is intended for skeins of colored silks, cottons, etc. Finish with black and gold cord, and ribbon strings.
Colored Shadoics. Light two candles, and place them upon a table before r. light papered or white wall: hold before one of the candles a piece of colored glass, taking care to remove to a greater distance the candle before which the colored glass is not placed. If a piece of green glass be used, one of the shadows will be green and the other rod; if you use blue, ono will bo of that color, and the other a pale yellow.
Curious Transposition. Take a glass of jelly, and place its mouth downward, just under the surface of warm water in a basin. The jelly will soon be dissolved by the heat, and, being heavier than the water, It will sink, while the glass be filled with the water in its Mead.
Refraction of Light. Take a basin, put a shilling Into It, withdraw from the basin until the shilling cannot be seen; then let the
basin be filled up with water, and the coin will again appear. This Is caused by the rays of light passing from the lighter medinm of the air through the denser medinm of the water, and thus becoming refracted.
The following is an authentic copy of an Inscription upon a tombstone, in the picturesque and ancient graveyard of Whitemarah Episcopal Church, situated about five miles from Easton, Talbot Co., Maryland.
It has been clearly proved to be the tomb of the father of Robert Morris, the great financier of the Revolution.
He was a merchant in Oxford, Eastern Shore Maryland, and was killed by the wad of a cannon, which was being discharged, as a salute to him, from the deck of an outward bound vessel.
M In Memory of
Punctual Integrity Influenced his Dealings,
Principles of Honour governed his Actions;
With an uncommon Degree of Sincerity
He despised Artifice and Dissimulation;
His friendship was firm, candid, and valuable;
His charity frequent* secret, and well adapted
His Zeal for the Publick Good, active and useful;
His Hospitality was enhanced by his Conversation,
Seasoned with a chearful Wit, and a sound Jndgment.
A Salute from the Cannon of a Ship,
The wad fracturing his Arm,
Was the Signal by which ho departed
. as he was esteemed.
In the year of his age.
On the 12th Day of July
Cut Opf The Bacb Legs Op Your Chairs.—I will tell you a secret worth knowing. A thousand things not worth half as much have been patented and elevated Into a business.
It Is this: If you cut off the back legs of your chairs so that the back part of the seat shall be two Inches lower than the front part, It will greatly relievo the fatigue of sitting, and keep your spine in much better shape.
The principal fatigue In sitting comes from your sliding forwards, and thus straining tho ligaments and muscles In the small of the back. The expedient I have advised will obviate this tendency, and, as I have suggested, add greatly to the comfort and healthfulness of the sitting posture.
The front edge of a chair should not be more than fifteen inches high for the average man, nor more than fourteen for the average woman. The average chair is now seventeen inches high for all, which no amount of slanting in the seat can make comfortable. — Lens's Gymnasinm.
Scexe ix A Citt Raibroad Car.—Enter a femalegentleman rises—she is about to take his seat wlthomt the slightest acknowledgment The gentleman said to her: "I am not bound to give up my seat, and will not unless I am thanked for It." She refused to do so, and the gentleman resumed his seat. The unanimous ver* diet of the passengers was, "Served her right."
A SUBURBAN VILLA. Designed expressly for Godey's Lady1 a Book by Samuel .sloan, Architect, Philadelphia.
with pantries, closets, etc. The dining-room, D, is 23 by 16 feet; the sitting-room, C, 20 feet square, and the kitchen, Q, is 18 by 24 feet; while on the rear is II, an outside kitchen or wash-house.
The second Jloor contains six fine chambers marked N. R is the bath-room, and F additional bed-rooms.
A Frenchman meeting an English soldier with a Waterloo medal, began sneeriDgly to speak of the meanness of the British Government In bestowing a medal which did not cost threepence.
"True," said the Englishman, "it cost tu but threepence; bnt It cost France a Napoleon."
A LIST OP ARTICLES WE CAN SUPPLY.
Godey's Bijou Needle-Case, containing 100 very superior Diamond Drilled Eyed Needles. Price 25 cents, and one three cent stamp to pay postage, except to California, Oregon, or the British Provinces; for either of these places a ten cent stamp must be sent.
Godey's Pattern-Book of Embroideries. Price 25 cents.
Fresh Fruits all the year round, at 8ummer Prices, and how you may get them. Price 12 cents.
Every Lady her own Shoemaker. With diagrams. Price 60 cents.
Thirty of the most approved Receipts for Summer Beverages. Price 12 cents.
Gallery of 8plendid Engravings, from Pictures by the first Masters. Price 50 cents each; four numbers now ready.
The Book of the Toilet . Price 25 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 5O 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 Carl Clasps. Twelve in a box. Nos. 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, tl SO.
Godey's Hair Crimpers. Each box contains twelve, of various slses. Price 75 cents a box, which covers the postage, except to California, Oregon, or the British Provinces. The price to cover postage to either of these places is $1 20.
Godey's Copying Paper, for copying Patterns of Embroidery, etc . Each package contains several colors. Pries 35 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. Pries 25 cents.
Indestructible Pleasure Books for Children, with colored plates, printed on muslin, and caniiot be torn. Price 25 cents each.
Mrs. Stephens's Crochet Book. Price 75 cents.
The 8ong 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.
The following epitaph has been noticed In Pourhyn Churchyard, North Wales, and shows that the people in the neighborhood have a good notion of consuming their own smoke:
Here Hob William Smith.
And, what is something rarish,
A Lfttrb from Victoria complains of a want of domestic servants there. The writer says: "The other day a lady, finding her servant sitting over the drawingroom fire reading a book, said, 'Mary, your rooms are not done; go and get them ready as soon as you can.* "They ain't done, ain't they?' was the reply; *then I guess if you want 'em done you must go and do 'em yourself, for I ain't a-golng to rise till I have finished this book.'"
A Western Orituary Notice.—Mister Edatur: Jem bangs, we are sorry to stait, has descized. He departed this Life last mundy. Jem was generally considered a gnde feller. He died at the ago of twenty-three years old. He went 4th without any struggle; and slch is Life. Jem kept a nice stoar, which his wife now waits on. His virchews was numerous to behold. Many is the things we bot at his grocerry, and we are happy to state to the admirin' world that ho never cheeted, especially lu the wate of makrel, which was nice and sweet, and his surviving wife Is the same wa. We never knew him to put sand in his sugar, tho he had a big sand bar In front of his hous; nor water In his Lickuris, tho the Ohio River runs past his dore. Pece to his remalnes. He leves a wife, 8 children, a cow, 4 horses, a growcery stoar, and quadrupets, to morn his loss; but in the splendid langwidge of the poit, his loss is there eternal gans.
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No order attended to unless the cash accompanies It.
All persons requiring answers by mail must send a post-office stamp; and for all articles that are to be seat by mail, stamps must be sent to pay return postage.
Be particular, when writing, to mention the town, county, and State yon reside in. Nothing can be made out of post-marks.
R. J. S.—Sent patterns, etc. by American express March 20th.
Mrs. J. W. T.—Sent patterns, etc. 20th.
Miss I. S.—Sent pattern for slippers 21st .
Miss J. M. C—Sent zepfayr and silk 22d.
Mrs. M. P.—Sent sleeve patterns 24th.
Mrs. I. McP.—Sent cloak and dress pattern 25th.
Mrs. E. N. L.—Sent article 26th.
Mrs. I. W. S.— Sent pattern for jacket 28th.
Mrs. I. B. B.—Sent headdress April 1st.
Miss A. J. B.— Sent hair ring 2d.
Miss S. M.—Sent hair cross and bracelet 2d.
Mrs. E. W. W.—Sent girl's apron pattorn 3d.
Miss J. X.—Sent headdress 4th.
Mrs. A. M.—Sent braiding pattern for slipper 4th.
Miss F. F. Y.—Sent hair necklace 5th.
Mrs. I. M. J.—Sent hair cross and ring 7th.
L. E. H.—Sent velvet cap 8th.
W. F. G.—Sent hair ring 11th.
Mrs. O.— Sent patterns 14th.
Miss M. A. W.—Sent bonnets, etc. by Adams's express
Mis. L. G. O.—Sent jet shawl pin, bracelet, and sleeve buttons, 17th.
A. S. V.—When an engagement is broken off, it Is usual to return the letters, presents, etc., mutually exchanged.
A Subscriber.—Leaves for Piano Candle Wreath cost $2 per gross. Orns* balls from fil 25 to $5 a piece.
J. A. C.—The game appears to be too Intricate. Something more simple would answer better.
Miss W. L. B —For the twentieth time we answer your question. On the left side.
Eunice.—You have no right to answer any such question.
Mary B.—Yes ; by a proper introduction.
463. Baryta; lime; strontia; chalk; alum; magnesia; liquor potass*; filter paper; alcohol.
484. Since Lesson XVI. we have not concerned ourselves with an examination of the metali. It will be remembered that we conclnded that lesson with a general summary of the properties of calcigenous metals. You had better reconsider that summary before commencing an examination of the second class of metals in our division—namely, the terrigenous metais. When engaged with our former metals—the calcigenous ones—we generally managed to procure a sample of each metal operated upon, in its evident or metallic state. This we cannot do as regards the class abont to be treated of. Their metallic properties, although well-established* are not readily demonstrated. It is only, therefore, by the force of a certain mental abstraction, that you wi11 be able to consider the bodies about to be examined as metallic compounds.
46fl. The chief earthy or terrigenous metals are as follows :—
Calcinm, the oxide of which is lime \
Strontinm" "strontia i earths.
Magnesinm" "magnesia J
There are several others, bat the foregoing are all that we shall examine. After what we have stated respecting these metals, yon will not expect to have them introduced under their metallic form. We must be content with examining their compounds. Looking at the tabular arrangement above, yon will observe that lime, baryta, strontia, and magoosia are represented as alkaline earths, whilst alumina does not come nnder that category. We will now consider the alkaline earths, leaving alnmina nntil hereafter.
4S6. Regard the physical properties of the earth, and reflect on the propriety of designating the metals from which they are produced, terrigenous metals. Next effect a saturated solution of each of these with some acids —say the acetic or the hydrochloric: that is to say, add to the acid more of each of these substances than the acid can dissolve, and filter the solution so as to obtain it clear.
487. Remark with what facility lime, baryta, strontia, and magnesia dissolve. Divide each of the solutions into five parts. Test these parts respectively with (1) hydronulphuric acid; (2), hydrosnlphate of ammonia; (3),ferrocyanide of potassinm. If the solutious be pure, not the slightest precipitate or other change will be observable; whereas, of the metals already discussed, i. «., the calcigenons metals, their solutions all yield a precipitate with one or all of the tests mentioned.
488. Test the fourth portion of each metallic solution with solution of carbonate of potash, of soda, or ammonia, and remark that in either case a white precipitate results. Terrigenous metals, therefore, 1. Do not yield a precipitate with hydroenlphuric acid, or hydrosulphate of ammonia, or ferrocyanlde of potassinm. 2. Do yield a precipitate with a carbonated alkali.
489. Take a little powdered lime, or baryta, or strontia, or magnesia, put It upon a slip of yellow turmeric paper
moistened with water, and remark bow the paper becomes tinged brown, thus demonstrating the earths in question to be endowed with alkaline qualities.
490. Dip a piece of clean thread into each of the solutions, dry the threads; when dry, immerse their extremities in the well of melted tallow or wax surrounding a candle-wick, plunge the extremities respectively into the faint halo of flame which limits the combustion of a candle. Remark how, in each case, the flame is tinged of a different color. The lime solution tinges It orangecolored, the baryta solution green, the strontia solution red. As for the magnesia, the color which it produces is not very distinctive.
491. Hitherto all the terrigenous compounds we have examined have been found endowed with nearly the same qualities. It is true, by means of a difference in their flame, we might have distinguished baryta, strontia, and lime amongst themselves ; but we have not as yet seen any quality which can be turned to account in analysts.
492. Take the fifth and remaining portions of solutions of earths in hydrochloric acid, which may either be called hydrochlorate of baryta, strontia, etc. ; or chloride of barlnm, strontinm, etc. ; either would be correct; whether the result of solution of a metal in hydrochloric acid be a chloride of the metal, or a hydrochlorate of the oxide of the metal, involves a theory unnecessary to discuss here (228); add to each very carefully oil of vitriol (snlphurio acid), diluted with five or six parts, by measure, of water, In order to render it more manageable than it would be else, and observe the result. Id each solntion, except that of magnesia, we have a white precipitate, but not to an equal extent. However weak may be the solution of baryta—however mnch diluted the acid added—a precipitate, sulphate of baryta, will fall; this substance being totally insoluble in water. Strontia solutions yield a precipitate with sulphuric acid nearly as insoluble, but not quite. Lime solutions may not, If very much diluted, yield any precipitate; bnt even from these, if alcohol be added (182), a precipitate will fall. Try the experiment.
NOTICE TO LADY SUBSCRIBERS.
Having had frequent applications for the purchase of jewelry, millinery, etc., by ladies living at a distance, ths Editress of the Fashion Department will hereafter execute commissions for any who may desire It, with the charge of a small percentage for the time and research reqnired. Spring and antumn bohnets, materials for dresses, jewelry, envelops, hair-work, worsteds, children'swardrobes, mantillas, and mantelets, will be chosen with a view to economy, as well as taste; and boxes or packages forwarded by express to any part of the country. For the last, distinct directions must be given.
Orders, accompanied by cheeks for the proposed expenditure, to be addressed to the care of L. A. Qodey, Esq.
No order unit be attewled to unless the money is first received. Neither Vie Editor nor Publisher trill be account' able for losses that may occur in remitting.
The Publisher of the Lady's Book has no Interest In thlB department, and knows nothing of the transactions; and whether the person sending the order is or is not a subscriber to the Lady's Book, the Fashion editor does not know.