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AN AUTOGRAPH PETTICOAT.

The Morning 's Washington correspondent telegraphs on August 8:—Mrs. Abner Taylor, the beautiful wife of the millionaire Chicago Congressman, has initiated a startingly unique

fad. It has been customary for a long time here in Washington for ladies to secure the autographs of senators, representatives, and. high public dignitaries in Jtlhnrp^. hlxa. Taylor's ambition has outgrown the album stage. There is now passing through the House of Representatives one of Mrs. Taylor's petticoats. A neat little note bom Mis. Taylor is appended, addressed to the represen tatives, requesting each one of them to write his autograph upon the garment. She ?Tpl«jn? in the- note that it is her purpose to embroider the names in silk, with a view to possessing, when the ornament is completed, an autograph petticoat of the present Congress. A flask of marking ink and a pen is enclosed in tbe lady's parcel, and she intimates that the linen has been prepared to take writing without running. The passage of this linen affair from desk to desk through the House has created no end of amusement among the Congressmen.

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