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Struggling journals should hold on j nst a little longer. Paniers are to be worn again, and the increased demand for newspapers will be very great. A novel jewel-case i.s in the shape o] a table with folding leaves. Pressing upon the outside of tho centre of the table, it springs up and reveƔis the receptacle for jewels. It is silver with Japanesedecorations in gold. Very sinall hooped skirts are wom with short walking dresses, and the old jokes about parrot cages can be taken out of pepper and camphor and used again. Among the latest novelties are some very odd designs in ladies' and gentlemen's pins. The scarf-pins are very quaint cork-screws, shoe-buttons, jack knives imbedded in apples, and many other designs are found among thi nevvest. For ladies there is a pretty pattern of four-leaved clovers or sham rocks' set on the horizontal bar pin ; bu every possible combination and idea which are odd beyond description are found in the silver jewellery which is now so much in vogue; and the selec tion in gold is not less limited. All people who have any sense of beauty are pleased to see that the latf mandates of fashion, saying, "Topknot come down," dismiss the cumbrous ant hideous bunches of dead liair that have for so many years weighed upon the brains of women, and made their heads and hats a burden to theni, and tha now their o wn locks,loosely and elegant ly adjusted, or what seem to be no more than their own locks, are consid ered to adorn those heads suftlciently. There is no fashion worth following if it is merely striking and conspicuous It is one thing to be attracted by tlie artistic effects of form and color, and quite another to be startled by a dis play of striped stockings and low shoes apon the street, especially when they are accompanied by a costly toilette and dainty Parisian millinery. It is only incongruity wliieh makes tlie clown appear funny in the ring; am this is the element which has kept ar at bay so long, and made harmony and adaptability in fashion so difflcult to ingraft. Mrs. Matilda Fisk of Providence, R J., shopped in Broadway on the 4tl uit. She was attracted by the dis play in a show window between Eighth and Ninth streets, and stopped There were two boys at the window. A moment later they ran away in differ ent directions. A little girl cried out "stop thief !" and Mrs. Fisk missed liei wallet from a side pocket of her cloak Several gentlemen pursued the boys Tlie smaller one, Edward O'Brien aged 15, of 201 Mott street, was over taken in Eighth street. He gave Mrs Fish's wallet to the foremost of nis pursuere. O'Brien was tried yesterday in the General Sessions. His story was that tlie boy who was with him ai tlie time of the robbery, "Primrose," a Mott street boy, stole the wallet ant thrust it into his hand. In his charge to the Jury, Judgu Gildersleeve said, and he added tha his remarks were addressed to th e la dies of the city : "1 do not sit here for one week with out having to try cases of this kind Tomy mi nd, they have a side that does not retlect credit upon the ladies of this city. A very large proportioi wear cloaks with peckets f ar back up on the sides. These pockets are usually wide and open. Yet ladies insist upon carrying their wallets in these pockets, even when they are shopping in Uironged thoroughfares. I say, with the utmost seriousness, that this is a most reprehensible practice. Ladies in adopting it, practically, though, oi course, unintionally, almost make themselves accessories to crime. They offer irrisistible temptation to half-clad hungry, uncared-for boys, who may not liave stolen bef ore. 'I. ese boys, reared almost witliout education, and ainid the most unfavorable circumstnnces, see an easy opportunity to steal a wallet that will givethem what they have a crying need for, and they put out their hands and steal. Frequently they are deteeted, pursued, overtaken, and punished. In almost every case this petty theft is the first step in a career of crime." The jury convicted O'Brien of receiving stolen goods. Judge Gildersleeve sentenced O'Brien to the House of Kefuge.


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