The masked balls this year at the different Paris theatres
are more the rage than ever. The Petit C'ourrier des Dames says that the charms of the dance, intrigue, and gaming, form the attractions. In the former, .Andalusian quadrilles are the vogue ; the lovers of in- trigue disguise themselves in black dominos and masks all but trans- parent ; and the gambling enticements are lotteries, such as were pro- posed at Covent Garden last year, but abandoned as illegal. The Petit Courrier adds, that ladies of rank and consideration attend these balls in Paris ; but that it is an understood thing among the fashion- shies not to visit the theatres in mask costume more than once during the season.