Princess Metternich found at Paris the aristocratic world that She had left at Vienna. She had passed from one cosmopolitan atmo sphere only to enter into a Similar one, the Empress Eugénie's Court being largely com posed Of foreigners from all quarters of the globe. Russians, English, and Americans mingled with Spaniards and Italians, a few Germans, and some Mexicans, Of whom Mme. Erazzua was the most prominent. Hence the celebrated Five Quarters of the World ball was given. I had the advantage of hearing much about that entertainment from a lady who (with her sister, Miss Carter) was present at it — Mrs. Ronalds, who died only a few years ago. Her sister represented America in the tableaux, and Mrs. Ronalds had preserved illustrations of the scene pub lished by the Paris papers of the period.