CHATSWORTH, Monday, December 16th, 1872.
—Arrived the avant-garde de la grande armee — Ly. Ailesbury (Maria), who stalked into the room in a suit composed chiefly of a large chess-board check, black and grey, the garment going in a straight skimp line from her nape to her heels, the whole surmounted by the usual fuzz-ball of yellow curls, and a youthful hat. Fritz demanded privately after he had been introduced to this : "When is That Woman going away?" The Cowpers, with her sister Miss Compton, and the Listowels also came.