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THE AMERICAN SILVER BILL.

A COURT TORCH-LIGHT DANCE.

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A COURT TORCH-LIGHT DANCE. The following torch-light processional dance, as described by the Timet correspondent, formed a part of the late Royal marriage festivities at Berlin: Now ensued the famous ceremony peculiar to this Court known as the laekdtanu, or torchlight procession. A more formal, un-terpsichorean dance cannot well be imagined. Their German and Belgian Majesties, together with the newly-married couples being aeated on the dais in front of the Throne, the other Royal Dersenages ranged themselves on both sides, the ladies on the right and the gentlemen on the left. This preliminary duly settled, the Prus- sian Cjabinet Ministers, headed by Prince Salm, the Grand Master of the Court, approached the Bmperor. Carrying immense lighted wax topers in their hands, they bowed before his Ma- jesty and turned totheright. Onthiathenewly-married Opaplat roae and made the circuit of the hall, the Ministers going before them and the band playing a polollaile composed for the occasion. The tlratcircuit over, the Emperer got up and went round with the brides; next, it. was the Empress's turn to conduct the bridegrooms oyer the aame ground. Then the other Royalties, one by one, came in for their share of the pageant, till aiMatteveryBoyal lady preoenthad danced, as it is euphemistically called, with the two bride- grooms,aad eyery Prinee with the two brides. To com- plete this eyele no less than 22 circuits were required. The brides or bridegrooms figured only alternately; but the Cabinet Ministers undergoing an even worse infliction,, lighted the path at every successive round. Prince Bismarck did not take part in this laborious ceremony. The papers have once and again discussed the question whetber it would not be practicable to deviate from the ancient usage and intrust the hymeneal torch to Chamberlains. After the last round the Ministers handed their tapers to pages, who con-

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