A lady correspondent of tl e Sprinpfielii Bepulh'can, describing the labora of ladies iu Washington, snys : The ladies whose houses ave open on Wcdnesday are not privi!ej.od to overlook Ihose who cali on them, and consequentlv their labors are alinost unremitting. Suid one of these to mo not long ago, "I order tlie carringe for twelve o'clock every day, no matter what the weather may be, and begn mailing eallfc. That hour is alittle early to oxpeet persens to bo ready to ace me, a'ill I am obligcd to go then, and Í go on urtil it is so late that I am almost asharned to go to auy one's boore, and yet I cunuot get through ïny list." Tbis lady niakcs it a rule to return the lit'st cali of ovcry one in person, and aftcr that visits by car. Prom :!00 to 350 persons c;ill each AVeanesday, on mauy of the ladies abovo naiucd, imd a ma j i i'y of theso callers ore pjrsons Vfho have never called beforo. But visitiug over for the day, ríét and a quiet eveniiig do not follow. "Without sitting i down," Buid the lady before namci, "1 chango iry carriago diess for a dinncr dross, and go out to diñe, aud thcn I usually atteud one or moro parties during ihe evening." Invitationa are shovvorcd upou these ladies to sueh an extent that it becomos neoessary to register tliem and to ajipend ti eaeh entry the reply eeat, wLether an acceptance or regret. ïo trust one's memory for (he keeping of engagements would bo siraply iuipossiblc.