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Hon. E. B. Pond

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Detroit, Mioh., August 20, 1891. Deah Sir: Your note of yesterda received. The necktieless conditio of yourself, your court offlcers, jurors and audience, did not do any violenc to my esthetic taste. On the contrary it reminded me of Athens of old, th mother of estheticism, where necktie would have been considered abomina tions, if the master-pieces of her sculp tors give us a correct idea of the cus toms of her people. Then, gentlemen looked upqn the human form as some tliing divine and would tolérate n covering for it beyond the Paradisia costume of a flg leaf or two. You town being a modern Athens, I mad the mistake of appearing before you i my "Sunday-go-to-meeting" clothes whereas, I should have been mor néglegé and exhibited myself either i the fig-leaf costume, or in a hickor shirt, a linen duster, and a pair o army overalls. I will not make the mistake again. Yours estheticallv.