A scene at the Tuileries.
--A correspondent of an English journal describes a scandalous scene which recently occurred during a ball at the Tuileries.
A young noble man, the Emperors leader of the coalition, selected a young lady who had been the leading star of the ball to share with him the honors of his sovereignty, to the great mortification and vexation of another lady present, who in her day had been a beauty, had led the coalition, and been proclaimed the star of fashion.
It so happened that the seat occupied by this woman was absolutely necessary for the figure about to be danced, and her successful rival requested permission to occupy it. A curt refusal was the reply vouche safed. "Then we must lesson the circle," replied Mademoiselle calmly, and her partner, procuring a chair, placed it directly before the female, who colored with rage and indignation, and the moment that Mademoiselle had seated herself began kicking her on the chins, and pushing the chair with her knees, and, although requested to designed repeated the offensive treatment with more energy.
The instilled belle appealed to M'lle Marat, who volunteered to exchange places, and was proceeding to occupy the obnoxious chair when it was kicked over the floor right into the middle of the coalition!
Of course the dance ceased at once, the Empress
was informed of the circumstances, the offender a husband was sent for, and the irritated ex-beauty was escorted from the hall by her liege lord, bestowing as she went a most scornful glance upon her triumphant rival.
The next day the offending lady received her disinvitation
for the Tuileries in dus from, and, as it is the first time such a ceremony has been gone through, of course it has created no small sensation.