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BRIDAL PARURE OF MRS. SENATOR SPRAGUE (NEE MISS
CHASE), MADE BY TIFFANY & CO.
Edward thanked him, and put on
his hat directly, for he could not disguise from himself that this visitor might
be Alfred Hardie. Indeed, what more likely?
Messrs. Hurd and Peterson always
tried to stay one another out whenever they met at 66 Pembroke Street. However,
to make sure of not leaving Julia alone, Edward went in and asked them both to
luncheon, at which time he said he should be back.
As he walked rapidly to the
station he grew more and more convinced that it was Alfred Hardie. And his
reflections ran like this: "What a head-piece mamma has! But it did not strike
her he would come to me first. Yet how plain that looks now: for of course I'm
the duffer's my clew to Julia. These madmen are no fools though. And how quiet
he was that night! And he made papa go down the ladder first: that was the old
Alfred Hardie. He was always generous: vain, overbearing, saucy, but noble with
it all. I liked him: he was a man that showed you his worst, and let you find
his best out by degrees. He hated to be beat: but that's no crime. He was a
beautiful oar: and handled his mawleys uncommon; he sparred with all the
prize-fighters that came to Oxford, and took punishment better than you would
think; and a wonderful quick hitter; Alec Reid owned that. Poor Taff Hardie! And
when I think that God has overthrown his powerful mind, and left me mine, such
as it is! But the worst is my having gone on calling him 'the Wretch' all this
time: and nothing too bad for him. I ought to be ashamed of myself. It grieves
me very much. 'When found make a note on:' never judge a fellow behind his back
Arrived at the station, he
inquired whether his friend had called again, and was answered in the negative.
He waited a few minutes, and then, with the superintendent's permission, wrote a
note to Alfred, inviting him to dine at Simpson's at six, and left it with the
firemen. This done, he was about to return home, when another thought struck
him. He got a messenger, and sent off a single line to Dr. Wolf, to tell him
Alfred Hardie would be at Simpson's at seven o'clock.
But when the messenger was gone,
he regretted what he had done. He had done it for Alfred's good; but still it
was treason. He felt unhappy, and wended his way homeward disconsolately,
realizing more and more that he had not brains for the difficulties imposed upon
On entering Pembroke Street he
heard a buzz:
He looked up, and saw a
considerable crowd collected in a semicircle. "Why that is near our house," he
said, and quickened his steps.
When he got near to his house he
saw that all the people's eyes were bent on No. 66.
He dashed into the crowd. "What
on earth is the matter?" he cried.
"The matter? Plenty's the matter,
young man," cried one.
"Murder's the matter," said
At that he turned pale as death.
An intelligent man saw his violent agitation, and asked him hurriedly if he
belonged to the house.
"Yes. For God's sake what is it?"
"Make way there!" shouted the
man. "He belongs. Sir, a madman has broke loose and got into your house. And I'm
sorry to say he has just killed two men."
"With a pistol," cried two,
CHASE'S WEDDING JEWELS.
SINCE the famous Diamond Wedding
of the Cuban Oviedo in this city, some three years since, no similar event has
created so lively a sensation in the fashionable world as that upon which the
beautiful ornaments illustrated in the accompanying cut were worn—the marriage
of Senator and ex-Governor Sprague, of Rhode Island, to Miss Kate, eldest
daughter of the Secretary of the Treasury. The articles engraved are the Tiara,
Bracelet, and Ear-rings of the bridal parure. The material of which they were
composed is pearls and diamonds, and the gold work is so delicately wrought that
the eye catches little else, at a cursory view, than these precious jewels. The
Tiara, it will be observed, is especially rich and artistic—a combination of
intrinsic and aesthetic features not invariably attained. In addition to such
desirable qualities it has likewise a curiously-achieved adaptedness which is
not obvious from the sketch. The reader will note the base line of rare pearls;
but he does not know, until advised of the fact, that this Orient stream can be
diverted from its golden strand and made to encircle the fair neck of its
possessor. The exquisite spray of orange leaves and blossoms en each frontal has
likewise a ticket of leave, whenever occasion requires its service as a distinct
head ornament; and, finally, the zenith itself—"the true lover's knot" of
brilliants supporting the mammoth, arrow-riven, heart-shaped pearl—only retains
its place at the will of the wearer; the cunning mechanism of the goldsmith
having so established its relations to the hidden frame-work, that at the word
presto it is detached, and, by the addition of a pin and catch, changed into an
unique Brooch. Thus this beautiful Tiara is either available upon especially
grand occasions as an entirety almost unequaled for gracefulness and value —or
in each and all of its minor offices as necklace, hair-pins, and brooch.
The subjects of the illustration
(as, in fact, the entire detail of jeweled ornaments for Miss Chase) were
furnished by Tiffany & Co., of New York. The splendid pearl that constitutes the
very front of the Tiara, larger perhaps than any in the country, and in symmetry
and rare brilliancy quite warranting the old Latin term Unio, has been for same
time one of those treasures for the garnering
of which that establishment is
famous. The Bracelet and Ear-rings in the cut, of course less ambitious in
design than the Tiara, are still of exemplary beauty and quality of material.
The quiet eclat of this fine parure is equally worthy the fine taste of the
lady, whose features it will henceforth adorn, and of the appreciating artist to
whom its production has been with such good result intrusted.
WE publish herewith a portrait of
MAJOR-GENERAL C. C. WASHBURNE, who commands a division in
General Banks's army
of the Gulf, and is distinguishing himself in the work of restoring Western
Louisiana and Texas to the Union.
General Washburne is one of that
great family of Washburnes which has furnished so many good and great men to the
country in the present age. He was born at Livermore, Maine, on April 22,
1818, and is consequently nearly
46 years of age. He studied law, and at an early period of his life removed to
Wisconsin, where he settled. He was sent by the people of that State to the
Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, and Thirty-sixth Congresses, and acquired
reputation as a substantial man. He was less prominent than his brother from
Illinois, but was not less esteemed by his fellow-members and his constituents.
Shortly after the outbreak of the
war, Mr. Washburne offered his services to the Government, and was appointed to
a command on 16th July, 1862. He served with distinction under
Grant, and was
present at many of the battles of the Western campaign. On 29th November, 1862,
he was appointed a Major-General of Volunteers, and soon afterward assumed the
command he at present holds in Louisiana.
General Washburne is a fine
soldier, and we shall doubtless hear more of him as the campaign in the far
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
ON page 765 we publish an
illustration of the CAPTURE OF THE FORTIFICATIONS ON THE RAPPAHANNOCK NEAR THE
RAILWAY BRIDGE, by Major-General Sedgwick. Our picture is from a sketch by Mr.
A. R. Waud. The affair was very neat and brilliant. The rebels were surprised,
and a large number of prisoners taken, as well as the forts, from under
General Meade's operations of late have been remarkably successful,
and entitle him to high praise as a commander. When the President heard of the
operations on the Rappahannock he sent a telegraphic dispatch to General Meade
in these terms:
"I have heard of your operations
on the Rappahannock, and wish to say, Well done!A. LINCOLN."
This characteristic dispatch was
communicated to the troops in an order of the day, and created the greatest
enthusiasm among our brave boys.
Richmond, on the contrary, the
defeats of the rebel forces on the Rappahannock have created much annoyance. The
papers which were full of eulogies of Lee a few weeks since now sneer at or
abuse him. The Enquirer publishes a long list of Confederate surrenders, ending
with the recent affairs on the Rappahannock, and draws therefrom inferences any
thing but complimentary to the valor and endurance of the
WE devote considerable space this
week to republishing sketches sent us from
Chattanooga by our special artist,
Mr. Theo. R. Davis. They will be found to convey a pretty complete view of the
situation in that part of the country, as well as of the recent events which
have taken place. We subjoin Mr. Davis's letters:
SITUATION AT CHATTANOOGA.—SKETCHED FROM THE SIGNAL-STATION ON CAMERON'S HILL.
"CHATTANOOGA, Oct. 28, 1863.
"The difficulty of showing our
almost surrounded position in a sketch for a time puzzled me. And when I was one
day told by my friends of the Signal Corps 'that from Cameron's Hill Station I
could see the whole,' I started for that place, under guidance of Lieutenants
Ayres and Bachtell, and obtained the sketch now presented—which shows the river
above and below us, and the distant camps of the rebels all around, as well as a
complete view of the town.
CHARGE OF THE THIRTY-THIRD MASSACHUSETTS AND SEVENTY-THIRD OHIO REGIMENTS.
"HEAD-QUARTERS COLONEL BUSHBECK'S
LOOKOUT VALLEY, Oct. 30, 1863.
"On the night of the 28th of
October the troops of
General Hooker occupied a portion of Lookout Valley.
Shortly after midnight it was discovered that the rebels had occupied a strong
post which placed our troops in a very uncomfortable, if not untenable,
position. General Hooker at once ordered the Thirty-third Massachusetts and
Seventy-third Ohio to storm and carry the place with the bayonet. This they did
in the most gallant manner. In many places the brave fellows had to drag
themselves up by grasping shrubs and roots.
"When they reached the top of the
ridge the explosions of musketry burned the contending troops. The captured
rebels say that it was a disgrace to them that the place was taken, but they
could not help it; for, said they, 'you kept coming, and the next we knew you
were right among us.'
"THE OPENING OF THE TENNESSEE
GRANGER, CHATTANOOGA, Oct. 30.
The evacuation of
Mountain, some weeks since, by order of
General Rosecrans, gave to the rebels
complete command of the river between this place and Bridgeport.
"General Grant, in taking
command, found that the river could be opened to within a short distance of this
place; and to accomplish this was his first work. A portion of our forces
crossed at Bridgeport, and came up the south bank of the river. Other troops
were sent at night to a point on the north bank of the river below the intended
"The brigade of General Hazen was
placed in pontoons and floated at night to a point below, and out of the range
of the rebel batteries upon Lookout Mountain, where they arrived just after
dawn. A number of the boats landed at a point just below the place where the
bridge now is, and at a rebel picket-station. The pickets ran off, shouting,
Yanks! Yanks!! Yanks!!!' their pace being accelerated by a number of
musket-balls from the before-mentioned Yanks.
"The building of the bridge was
accomplished most successfully, though for some time our men worked under a
severe fire from the rebel batteries.
"The bridge is the best work of
the kind that has been constructed by the army at this point, and was built by
the Michigan Engineers, under the supervision of Captains Fox and Dresser.
Captain D. is a West Point officer, and while at the Academy was Captain of
Cadets, the present General Kilpatrick being one of the other captains. He is
now upon the staff of General South, Chief Engineer of this Department.
"THE STEAMER 'POINT ROCK' RUNNING
THE TENNESSEE RIVER TO
GRANGER, CHATTANOOGA, Oct. 31,
"The entire impracticability of
supplying the army at this point by means of wagons, rendered it an absolute
necessity to open the river from Bridgeport to a point as near this place as
"This has now been accomplished,
and the boats are bringing us each day a supply to which we have hitherto been
"The Point Rock, on her trip down
the river, was made a target for hundreds of rebel rifles, the balls from which
did no damage. Other steamboats are to be placed upon the river at the earliest
MAJOR-GENERAL C. C. WASHBURNE.—[PHOTOGRAPHED BY