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WINNSBORO, S. g, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1885.
Only a Girl.
I hear the sharp i-l-? the frosty way.
And I catch the >'k'am of a cycle bright,
Jus: a glimpse of a *>-rm in Quaker gray.
And then, the derjr toy! he is out of sight.
Ah. out and away, cf the sun is high,
While the early clouds are all rose and
And the air like a that is bright and
And l*m?onlj- a g- ?.
I think of the hcllo?.*s where loaves lie dead;
Of the gaitnt trees' shadows against the
Of the cool, clear f.treteh of blue overhead,
. And the low, lush meadows he rattles by.
I look cn the road with its dusty track.
Where the wind-gusts meet to whistle and
And?yes, I tnay Toole for his coining back.
For I'm only a girl.
I mav watch and wait all day for the ring
Of hi?: pretty p'aythings glistening steel:
And. dr< ssed in my i-ayest. may sit and sing
Over my work till 1 hear the wheel.
Then I shall see the eyes o' my lad.
And he a check and a drooping curl:
And?well, yes I'm a little glad,
> That I'm oniy a girl.
?Kuth Hall, in OutJng.
Perry Dayton sat in his stuffy little
I office, glancing over a heap of letters
whien that morning's post had brought
for the establishment of Messrs. Park
?nd Haily. He came to one addressed
in a dainty feminine hand, and opened
it with a little m :rc curiosity than he
had deigned to bestow upon the others.
"Enclosed please find?invisible hair
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net?color 01 iuur sum. auup?s ju>n
Ella Terrel, Oakhaven. etc., etc."
"Miss Ella Terrel has lovely hair,"
thought the young man, examining the
curl attentively. It was golden brown, .
and shone radiantly in the beams of
sunlight which at that particular moment
came pouring in at the window.
"Perhaps, though, it is not her own
However, he laid the letter and coil
aside, resolving to match that invisible
Havii.^ skimmed the letters all over,
lie betook himself to the compartment j
of the establishment devoted to such I
articles as the one required. Box after
box be examined, and turned away dissatisfied.
Here was the identical one
at last. lie carried it in triumph to
the office and began to write:?
' I have, my dear Miss Ella, at last
found one to match your beautiful curl.
"What bosh I am writing! Why,
Perry, old boy, you're clean gone!" he
exclaimed, tossing the missive into the
Enclosing the article in a wrapper,
he addressed it ana laid it with similar
parcels on a shelf, at the same time
consigning the curl to his vest pocket.
Of course you are aware, Mr. Day
ton, that some one must go nortn
shortly to attend to that business in
Liverpool: and as we place the utmost
confidence in your judgment, Mr. ,
Haily and myself have decided that you
are the one to go."
Thus spoke the senior partner, coming
into the oli'.ce where Perry was sitting.
This happened a few months
later. Perry's beaming face fully expressed
his appreciation of this mark of
esteem. He was to start in two days.
The next "Wednesday morning found
? him taking breakfast in Liverpool. The
business would probably keep him
there a month or so. He had plenty of
time ta-vie\v the si<rhts. r
One evening he entered the office of
a young fellow -connected with the business
house of Park and Hailev, and
found him making an elaborate toilet.
"Why this unusual regard for t .v
appearance, eh, Trevelyn?" he cxclaimo
, advancing into the room.
"I'm going to a part}*. Don't you
want to go?"
"Yes, where is it?"'
"At. Old Swan, four miles away.
We will take a cab at ei<rht, precisely."
Arriving at their destination, Perry
was presented to some of the nicest
people liiere. lie was talking to Mrs.
Languor, when he noticed thatTrevelvn
was dancing with a very pretty young
lady, with dark eyes and a small, oval
"Don't you agree with me, Mr.
"Oh, ye?, indeed." he said, having
not the slightest idea what Mrs. Langdon
was talking about.
The waltz came to an end at last, and
.the two found their way to where oui
rfriend was seated.
"Won't you introduce me to the fail
-dancer?" Dayton asked at the iirstopportun'tv.
"Was Miss Terrel engaged for the
mext dance?" A glance at the dainty
-programme proved the contrary. "Mignr
?c have the pleasure?"
"What a delightful turn that was.
Daytoa had never enjoyed anything so I
ma h. lie had some idea of telling
3IiiiS Terrel that a lock of her wavy
Jjair was at that very moment in his
After this Dayton was frequently at
the Torre 1 mansion. One day there was
to be a picnic. Nature exerted hersclJ
to the utmost on this occasion. A
winding road through the trees led
them at length to just the sort of place
they were lokingfor. The delights of
picnics were being warmly discussed
*>v:>en a genueruaii on uorscuaua. ??
seen approaching through the trees.
' Why, Reggy, whero did you come
.from.?" cried Miss Ella, while the pater
and raaicr shoo c him by the hand
"i found myself able to be with you
sooner than 1 expected. They told
me you were all booked for the day so
i determined to fellow suit"
"It is so nice that yoa happened tc
c-ome on this particular day!1' said Mrs,
"I'm not so sure of that," soliloquized
Dayton, gloomily, re-narking how
pleased Ella was at the advent of this
"I think Princess would thank me
I for a drink of water." And Mr. Greydon,
the new comer, proceeded to lead
the handsome animal to the stream a
l* few rods off.
Bv Ella, gracefully excusing herself, ac
rcompanied him. Already daggers ol |
jealousy seemed to be piercing Dayton's
"When is the wedding to come off?"
he heard some one ask Mrs. Terrel.
"Xot before August."
"Then they are engaged! Why
didn't some cue tell me before I made
such an utter fool of myself?" he
The poor fellow wandered off by himself.
His brain seemed on fire. lie was
desperately in love. Why had she always
seemed so pleased to see him? He
_ kad thought so differently of her. He
' would go back and show'her that this
k stranger s presence made not the sligntr
est difference with him.
Arriving at the spot, he found Aliss
I Eila alone. He approached, and made
some remark about the weather. Oh,
f commonplace young man!
"I was just wishing some cae would
<eosuo, and had a vague idea that the
pymph of the stream" mi^ht venture to
shov herself if no one else appeared,"
"I will retire ia favor of the
"No; I would rather see you now."
Dayton's face ligntedup for an instant.
"Mr. Grcydon has gone, and I suppose
everyone else is off enjoying himself,"
"I thought Mr. Grey don was a fixture:
had come on purpose to seo you?
"Dear me, no!'' laughed Ella. "He
is on his way to L'verpooL He is to
marry my cousin in August, and ODly
stopped here to sec papa."
' Miss Terrel?Ella?dear Ella! I
have bceu such a fool!"
We will imagine the conversation that
followed. Suffice it to say, there were
two weddings in August.
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He Was Lonesome for Cobb.
He leaned up against the counter in
the office of the Tremont House and
asked Charlie Hilton if it was true that
his side partner, George Cobb, had got
married. Mr Hilton said it was true.
"Did vou see it done?" the man asked.
Mr Hilton said ho did. "Is he about?"
Mr. Hilton said he was not. That he
had ?one away on a tr>. "Gone away
on his bridal tour, I suppose?" He was
informed that was true. Then the man
looked about the place and finally said:
"Well, I reckon you may give me a
roo r, but it seems awful lonesome to
stop here without seeing George Cobb
around." "You are one of George's old
friends?" said Mr Hilton. "Yes; I used
to go to school with George, and I always
made it a point to come here and
stop with him." Mr. Hilton came out
from behind the counter and took the
stranger bv the arm and led him into
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ui'J excnange. n aut tu jvu
feci at home," said Mr. Hilton, "although
George isn't here?what are
you going to take?"
"Well, when George was here we
'used to take cider, but I don't think
cid.'r will make me forget the loss ol
George Cobb. I reckon I'll take some
of the old stuff." They poured out and
put a?* ay some of the nectar, and stood
in silence before the bar a few minutes,
when the man said: "I miss George
more than ever." "Take something
more." said Mr. Hilton. "Well, I
re * con I will, seeing as it's you, for I
mis* George awfully," said the man as
he filled up the glass ana threw the
contents down. After a few minutes'
silence the man said: "I never felt so
lonesome in mv life. It always seemed
so much like homo to come in here and
s 'C George Cobb's face looking over at |
me. I wish I hadn't come up. IIow
long is he going to be ?:one?" "Several
weeks," said Mr. Hilton. "Have something
more." The man said: "Well,
?*ttaii mol-inflr if ? refill 1
for me, and to show you that I appreciate
what you are doing I don't care if I
do;11 and he again poured out into his
glass up to the brim and drank it down.
Af*er a moment's smacking of the lips
he said: "We ought to drink to George's
hea:th." Mr. Hilton agreed that that
was the proper caper and suggested
that they take another, which was accepted,
and again the man covered
the bottom of his glass and s'pped it
"Very good stufl"," he said.
"How long1 do you stop with us?"
asked Mr. Hilton.
: "Stop with you?"
"Yes. How long do vou stav in the
"Why, I stay here all the time: I live
JUr. iiuton turnea av.-ay, ana as ne
went back to the office he sahl to a
friend: "That's the first time I've been
taken in this year."
The man had escaped by the front
door before Hilton could find the porter.?Chicago
Aiucrica Eclipsed by an Englishman,
An English pill-maker has discounted
even American enterprise in advertising.
It is true that one cannot in
this countxy venture to visit any beautiful
scene in nature without having a
nostrum thrust under his nose. But
what is that compared to fhe daring
scheme of makinsr the rescuers of b<
lea^uered General Gordon emissaru
in the great work of disseminata. kn
jwledge among the heathen of tliu
remarkable virtues of a pill? Yet this
has been carried out in sober earnest.
The manufacturer of the pill has sent
to General Wolseiey 10,000 hand-bills
extolling its merits and a check for
$750. The hand-bills are to be distributed
among the Gordon relief expedition,
and the $750 is to be given to that
soldier who first reaches General Gordon's
palace in Khartoum and pastes
upon its outer door one of the 10,000
hand-bills. In his letter to Lord Wolgeley
the enterprising pill-maker says
he has sent a large number of handbills
so that each soldier in the expedi
tion can be furnished with a copy and
thus have an even start in the race as
far as he can provide for it. His object
in prescribing that the bill shall be
stuck on the palace door is simply to
show who is entitled to the prize, and
he adds that the name of the winner
win De puousnea in every paper ia
England, thus giving him undying
fame. There is one man in the world
cheeky enough to give Bridgeport's
Barnum a lesson in how to advertise.?
Will Blood-Stains Wash Out.
To the present day superstition is
rife that blood-stains cannot be washed
out. During the French revolution
eight priests were massacred in the
rSjT-mfOit.o otunol P?ri? and t.hft
stains (called) of their blood are pointed
out to-day. Sir Walter Scott in his
"Tales of a Grandfather," declares that
the blood stains of David Rizzio, the
Italian private secretary of Mary Queen
of Scots, who was stabbed in Holy rood
Ealace by certain Protestant leaders of
er court, aided by her husband, Darnley
are still to be seen. In Lancashire
the natives show a stone called the
"Bloody Stone," which was so marked
to show" heaven's displeasure at some
of Cromwell's soldiers' atrocities at
Galowscroft. In "Macbeth," act five,
scene one, Shakspeare alludes to the
idea: "Yet here is a spot" The truth
thru it nrvh washinc out can easilv
be explained. In the first place, if that
of a murdered person it is not often attempted.
In the next place blood contains
oxide of iron, which sinks deep
into the fiber of wood and proves indelible
to ordinary washing. Thus it is
that true stone of a porous nature and
wood not of the hardest kind are susceptible
to the stain of blood produced
by the oxide of iron which the blood
contains. But the blood of a pig is as
orw-><? f-.hsit of a murdered man.?Bos
The Republic of Nicaragua is the
cnly Latin American country that
owes no foreign debts, while its domestic
indebtedness can be extinguished at
a moment's notice by the use of the
surplus funds in the National Treasury,
Ingenious Methosl of Drawing- the Carlos |
itj :vjmI Attention of PopHs.
Valuable Hints from. Various Sources?Louj j
Distskuce Touching in Australia.
"Curios ty is as much tire parent o'
attention as attention is of memory
To teach one who has no curiosity tc
learn, is 10 sow a ueiu wuuuui piuw^iuj:
A MetbodisturiTiTStcT, on be'ng askec
why that demand uatiun indulged in
such, livwly music, answered, that the}
didn't bcKevo in letting the wicked
world have -:>11 the good tnnes. So it
may- be sttid-of-h:U"ttessing in that uneonqnenrbhr
aitribirte toforaan nature,
that tirrne I -everything topsy-turvey ir
Edenic days, to help do the work of the
school-room in . reconstructing, this
sarao fallen.-humanity. It- has-the logic
of the* scntilior -si?ril&its- theory for n
of onr best tiuRk<tcs and'teachers-in -the
practice of it Prepaid -tko preseatation
of a newrsnbjeet sever so careful
ly, if it comci before the class as a set
of affirmatives, they will accept it much
in the-spirit -of the good deacon "who
slept aK through-the sermon becansc of i
his implicit confidence'in the soundness i
of the preacher. Such an unquestioning
acceptance of facts by a class is the
death warrant of lis interest and attention,
and results as fatally to itg enthusiasm
as the calm sleep of a man frcezing-to
death. Let the teacher put ingenuity
to work, and devise some "v. y
in which a lesson can seem to conta n
cnrriA thine tJjnt. th?? fhilrfnvn .iro i
to seek for, and if skillfully done, not
much of a clue need be given before the
clasj will be digging for it, under the
sharp spur of curiosity, which, strange
to say, nas as much impelling force in i
boys as in girls, the popular neresy to
the contrary notwithstanding.
A good principal once came into oui
school-room and gave a first lesson in
decimal fractions. Taking a half-sheet
of paper and a pair of scissors, he stood
before the childr n and silently began
cutting it nto slips. Gradually
the rustle of the school-room died
away. Everybody wondered. As piece
after piece of that mysterious paper
fluttered do \u on the boys' desk in the
front row, the wide-eyed children heid
tutrix, uivaux in tio IU w uai. n
could all mean; and when he had gath-1
ered thcra all up again on a book-cov- j
er, making a restored whole out of the |
ten parts, he held it up lo a hundred
watchful eyes in a room so quiet that
the ticking of the clock alone broke the
silence, Xot much difficulty in hold-ingthe
attention of the class after that,
To borrow our text figure, curiosity
had ploughed the field, and the seed
would fall on good soil. Each of these
ten pieces were cut into ten others, and
these in turn into ten more tiny bits,
with the same impenetrable air of mystery.
Of course explanations and
blackboard work followed, but the class
had been led by curiosity alone to walk
pleasurably into that bottomless sea of
infinitesmals, without knowing that
they were in the very Styx of waters,
or ever finding it out afterward, for
decimals were carried with a furore
that year, aud tjio transfers from the
little papers to t'ie convenient meter
measure, which, though it could not be
cut apar'. was yet never confusing, was
It is surprising how much of this
wo;- of arousing attention can be introduced
into school-work, when once wo
seek in ourselves for a variety o: ways
to accomplish it. Individuality has
here a limbless field.?Mr.<. Eva D.
Kellogg hi Journal of Educi'Uon.
SCHOOLS IX AUSTRALIA.
Schools worked on t e half time sys-tcm
are invariably over three miles distant
from each other; but t.;e distance
varies from three to eight miles. The
teacher in charge uf two of theso
schools, in order to work them with
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?QIUU imiiouu, 10 iwucu
to try to obtain cither lodgings or a
residence midways between hi* schools;
and. should a residence be attached to
one of his schools, his salary is decreased
by the amount of rent, either six,
eight or ton shillings per month. Tht
teachers of full-time schools should
place themselves in^ the position of
teacher* of half-time "schools, and then
grumble about having rent deducted
from the'r salaries If it be possf le to
obtain the required ac ommodation,
the unfortunate is forced to fall bac'
npon the house provided by the De
partment, and every other day to perform
a journey of from 8 to IS miles,
which, by-the-way, he is suppo ed to
foot, as an allowance of a horse is granted
only to the teachers of such halftime
schools as are more than seven
miles distant by road. In what other
branch of the government service are
the servants expected to walk from four
to six miles before commencing their
duties? How fresh and fit for work a
person ieeis auer periornung uu? juuiney,
either on a hot or wet day, especially
when enlivened with the feeling
that another such trudge :s to follow
the school duties.?Australian Schoolmaster.
Never allow pupils to spell a word
wrong; if they do not know it, train
them to know that they do not know
The relation of friendly sympathize*
and guide rather than arbitrary ruler
and governor, sustained in most cases
by the teacher to her pupils, has se
cured the success achieved.?N. S.
Bishop, Norwich, CI.
Text-books are as essential a part oi
the appliances of the school-room as
fuel and furniture, and in the nature ol
the case, there is no reason why they
snoiua not oe ciassea in tno same category,
and paid for ont of the same
fund.?Venn. School Journal.
Fine school-houses are fine things,
but tine school-houses are not line
schools. I have seen poor schools in
good houses, and good schools in poor
houses. Let us have both tine houses
and good schools if we can, bat if not
both, good schools at ail events.?The
The sarcastic remarks in which a
teacher now and then indulges in addressing
an offending pupil, very naturally
provoke that "impudencc" and
'disrespectful deportment" which are
given in the reports made to me as the
two most common causes for the infliction
of co: poral punishment, by a few
of the teachers for whom the words of
the good book should read: Teachers,
as well as "Fathers, provoke not your
children to wrath.1 ?A. H. Phillips,
Many prominent English physicians
claim "that there is an alarming increase
of nervous diseases owing to
overpressure in the schools. Rev. Edward
Everett Hale, at the same time,
urges the wisdom of keeping1 children
in the schools only during one-half the
year, suggesting that they be required
to take a course of industrial education
dicing the remainder of the year. The
cause of education will certainly be
benefited by these suggestions and
criticisms from intelligent persons on
the outside. Many measures have lately
been undertaken to make the schoolroom
attractive and to relieve the child
of the fecliog of opprcsion while in the
enforced suit of knowledge, r-nd it is
coming to be understood that a variety
of employment is tiie best means o/
properly developing its latent faculties.
"Over-pressure" occurs only when
there is long application in a given direction.
A child rarely needs rest; it
The public school teacher has a hard
task. His patience is sorely tried. For
that very reason it is all the more desirable
that he should be restrained
:rcm indicting corporal punishment on
o'.iscr people's children. It is said, and
perhaps truly, that some boj's can be
governed only by force. In that case
they are better out of the public
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SPlioOiS. .meir t xampie is uaruiiui 10
other scholars. The schools of this
city bear practical testimony to the
fact that whipping is not indispensable
to good management and obedient
and well-disciplined pupils. We believe
public sentiment is opposed to
corporal punishment in the common
schools, and that it ought to be abolished
everywhere as a relic of barbarsm
repugnant to the intelligence of the
age.?N. Y. World.
If there is one cla s of people in all
the world that n- .;ds more sympathy
than another, it is that class of children
who have for a teacher a chronic
K /w t*jawo*. m*kAcn millr
OlsVlsU,. JTX. IllU>ii \JL HVUHU1 > ? itv>JV/ *???
of human kindness has curdled has no
business in the school-room,?indeed,
will find few plactjs where his services
are needed. The weak teacher will invariably
try to cover up his weakness
by finding fault with others.?Mo.
The teacher should not talk too
much, too much talking wearies the
miud and dissipates the attention.
There should be frequent questions to
awaken thought and allow the pupil to
develop knowledge for himself. Such
:in exercise will do more to attract and
hold the attention than the most eloquent
discussion of the teacher. Anything
that arouses mental activity will
secure attention.?Dr. Edward brooks,
in Va. Ed, Journal,
How Victoria, Ans., was Founded.
The death of Peter Whyte recalls the
strange stoiy of the founding of thf
city of Victoria, Australia. In an Australian
mining camp at one of th?
tents sat lour men?the 1'tii ot June.
1858-rtalking earnestly of their future
and bemoaning the past. For . evera"
months these four mon had worked to
gcther in the same claim sometimes
getting barely suH'.cient for daily want.4
sometimes not even for that. For several
weeks, indeed, they had labored
without any result. After a long discussion
they decided to abandon the
Down in the mine the three looked
gloomily around, with a kind of sulkj
regret at having to leave the scene ol
so much iiseless toil. "Good-by," said
one. "I'D gi>e you a farewell blow."
And raising his pick lie struck the
quartz, making splinters fly in all di
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recuon^ ins pracu eu c\c caugnt a
glittering speck in one of the bits at
his !ect. Stooping, he examined it and
the place he had struck, when, with o
loud exclamation, he knelt and satisfied
himself that it was gold. He then
commenced picking vigorously. His
mates caught the meaning and follow
ed his example.
In dead silcnce they worked on?
they had discovered a m nster nugget.
Then a wild, glad shout sounded in the
ears of the one at the windlass, whe
had sunk into a half doze. To his inquiry,
"What is going on?1' the cry
came, "Wind up, and as he did so
there rose to the surface a huge mas?
of virgin gold,
When fully exposed to view the men
were almost insane with joy. After
watching it through the day and liv ]
long night they had it conveyed in safety
to the bank. It was named the
welcome stranger, ana yieiaca me
fortunate discoverers of it $50,000. On
the site of that spot the forest and the
scrub have disappeared and their placc
is occupied by the finest city on the
celebrated gold fields of Victoria.?
Paperm:ikin? in China.
Eighteen hundred years ago the Chinese
made paper from fibrous matter
reduced to pulp. Now, each province
makes its own peculiar variety. The
young bamboo is whitened, reduced to
pulp in a mortar, and sized with alum.
From this pulp sheets of paper are
made in a mold by hand. The celebrated
Chinese rice paper, that so resembles
woolen and silk fabrics, and on
which are painted quaint birds and
flowers, is manufactured from com
pressed pith, which is first cut spirally
by a keen knife into thin slices six
inches wide and twice as long. Funeral
papers, or paper imitations of earthly
things which they desire to bestow on
departed friends, are burned over their
graves. They use paper window-frames,
paper sliding-doors and paper visitingcards
a yard long. It is related that
when a distinguished representative of
the British government visited Pekin,
several servants brought him a huge
roll, which, when spread out on the
floor, proved to be the visiting card of
the emperor.?Philadelphia l'rcss.
What a Solar Engine is Like.
Considerable expectation has been
excited in scientific circles by Ericsson's
latest solar engine, as it is termed?
that is. derivinir its power directly from
the sun's heat." As 'described, this apparatus
consists, briefly, of two parts,
the generator and the engine. The
first named presents a large concavc reflector
in the form of a cradle or
trough, so arranged upon a central
pivot as to be constantly exposed to the
vertical rays of the sun; the solar rays
falling upon this reflector are concentrated
upon a horizontal tubular heater
placcd above it, this heater being sun*
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ported upon sme pmars, wuicuwv uuu
hollow, and, like the heater, contain
water. "The heater and its supports
combined form, in fact, a steam boiler,
since, when highly heated by the sun's
rays concentrated upon it, the water is
converted into ste:im, by which the engine
is operated. The principal dimensions
of this ingenious apparatus are
given as follows: Reflector, eleven leec
long by sixteen feet broad; heater, six
and one-fourth inches in diameter by
eleven feet long, exposing 1,274 square
inches to the action of the reflected solar
The trouble with the average legislator
is that he lets the thought and sentiment
of his country get in advance of
him, and then is surprised to find the
difficulty of catching up.?ChicagoDaily
OUR CRAZY QUILT.
Selections of Interest to the Fair Sex.?Thi
Girls of the I'crind Their Own Dressmakers.
Novelties In liracclets and Pius.? Art ii
Dress Drapery.?Tissue Paper and Card
LITTLE CHILD'S HEART.
How ehoalfl ihe br-art of a little pirl he?
As pure #s the lily that h'or.ra-i on the lea.
As clear & th" dews from the Heavens tha
As true ? th'> mirror that lian?s on the wall
.As freshfls the fountain, as gay as the lark
That trilb out its song 'twist the day and the
As plad as the angels, when soaring they fly
On the brjjrht wiucrs cf love to their home ii
iji ?From the Gorman.
iBE GIRL OF TITE PERIOD.
Tl:e?delight to represent themselves
ns the |jiy and idle butterflies of fash
ion which they are not and could noi
be if t$ey wished, for they have toe
much o? the American goaheadativencss
aftijSi.t them. If you doubt tlii<
watch ihem any fine day at the counters
of' the large dry goods stores.
Their ^?ughtful faces there as the}
carcfulrr' examine and compare laces,
silks, and velvets will tell the story.
Or at any time within two or three
weci.s'prcvious to a lasii'.onaoie weading
or other event let a person visit,a;
I have done, families whose daughters
intend to be present. 2sot only during
the day, but at r.ight as well, the youn"
ladies will be found as deeply engaged
in the?dresscs they are to wear upon the
coming occasion and as thoughtful!}
planning about them as would be the
most practical and hard-worked dressmaker.
Why do they do this? Because foi
one thing they delight in beingeconomieal,
ana also ;'or the satisfaction it
gives1 them to know that they have by
their own labor accomplished successful
work. At a wedding a few days
ago inone of this city's churches, the
bride, !as she walked down the aisle,
carried herself with ah air of honest
pride and spirit that was a pleasure to
see. Of course she was proud of her
husband and proud of the occasion, but
I flattered myself that there was another
reason also for it, and this was a
feeling of independence and satisfaction
from the fact that she had with her
owa Lands made the handsomely fitting
white silk dress which she wore,as
wejj :is her entire trousseau.
"Where do they get their ideas? I
v.iTl toil you. Call at any of the large
city dry goods houses at what is known
as an opening. You will there find any
quantity of these young ladies we refer
to, inspecting minutely the rich and
handsome dresses just imported. But
by no means with any intention of becoming
purchasers, as perhaps a person
seeing them would be led to suppose.
It is to 'get ideas1 for their
spring or fall or evening wardrobes,
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Copying very elaborate costumcs,but
-in many eases they improve on those
which they see. This is often the case
also with rcferenco to millinery. These
girls sometimes spend day after day
hunting about town in search of a hat
or bonnet ready trimmed to suit them.
Then they 'go shopping' for material
like it to make one its exact counterpart.
at-probably half the price.
"Yet men wonder what women find
to do with themselves 'all day long,'
ami a young mau on a moderate salary
'can't afford-to marry' because the girls
of the pre ent day are 'so dreadfully extravagant,1
his ideas wholly obtained
from the fact that several of his young
lady acquaintances happen to be smart
enough to dress niccly and stylishly on
perhaps a very smail allowance. And
the annoyance and discomfort these
girls undergo, especially when shopping,
is not a little, I can tell you, and
makes them deserve all the more credit
Crowded stores, impertinent 'shop ladies/
pokey and exasperatinglv slow
cash ;:ir!s are obstacles in the way of
tli in- <*i en dent young dressmaker's
r.ro-'iv iiiat men have no knowledge
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NOVELTIES IN" JEWELRY.
A bracelet bears in relief rose, gray,
and bronze pearls of large size, surrounded
by diamonds; and another ol
fine gold chain-work is set with a pearl
showing a wonderful coloring in dashes
of fiery red, contrasting with opalescent
shades of green and tawny brown,
also a gray and pure white pearl. As
pendant, is suspended a steel gray pearshaped
pearl dropping from a'diamond.
A pair of car-rings set with a diamond
have pendants of t!.e same style oJ
greenish crimson pearls. Among the
curious, favorably comparing u ith these
wonderful pearls is a ring set with a
large brown diamond shot with golden
fire. This is surrounded by diamonds.
A novelty in Rhine stone jewelry is a
slender pin of solid silver set with
small Rhine stones in colors, which are
said to equal the most valuable gems.
The clearness anil beauty are remarkable
and the few ox'.i.bitud are sold immediately.
Li antique silver ornaments
the colors are reproduced as
well as the forms, and sometimes a dssh
of old gold is blended with the silver.
The crescent pins, for example, are often
half old gold, half oxidized silver:
but the shading of both is so managed
that conspicuous contrast is avoided.
Arrow heads, old stone, and bronze implements
are repeated in miniature in
these various ornaments, with tiny antique
heads as pendants, or heads enlarged
and linked together to form
clasps, bracelets, and neck-band.
Pocketbook of Venetian leather,
mounted in silver gilt, card cases oi
dark brown Russian leather imitating
exactly a folded glove, bags, portemonnaise
and belts, for many a fine bell
will be among the season's gifts. Suci
belts will permit the attaching of finelj
carved buckles, and apropos of these,
some particularly fine buckles are
shown in silver gilt, silver and gold foi
garters, and while one may with propriety
cry out against those who have
bells attached to them, still sume jewelers
insist that they will be included
among bonbons and flowers to be sent
to the lady of one's heart. Surely the
t mcs have changed: but the best answer
to any objection is th:it which is
engraved on many of the buckles themselves?"Honi
soit quoinal y pense/"?
ART I>" DKAPIXG.
It is difficult to say too much ic
praise of the present style of draping.
Jb or centuries tnere nas not uuun st
graceful, so artistic an arrangement oi
folds and plaitings. The lirst step toward
this seems to have been the use oJ
goods as a whole instead of the patchwork
we so recently submitted ourselves
to. It is always ruinous to the
effect of goods to cut it into small
pieces. Toieally understand a dress
pattern and draw out its good qualities
you must have it in its entirety. Then
design your plaits, i, e., either wide 01
narrow, in panels, sash, or revcrs, and
arrange the rest of the dress cither tc
j harmonize or to contrast, as may best
develop its individuality and express
the original idea. How to combine
materials of different texture so as to
f produce an artistic and really pleasing
' costume, is a difficult study, but if persevered
in the result will be eminently
gratifying. To predict just what will
be the outcome of the present tendency
seems presumptuous in the extreme,
and we will venture instead to hope
that it will be a perfect, modernized
Greek form of dress, which will com
j unit? euu.it; xiccuum wilu ic<uucautj.
With the lengthwise panels, now so
, much used, an unexpected demand has
, been made of the wearer?a graceful
carriage of the body. To dress a bashful
and undignified or frivolous young
woman in such a dress would be highly
incongruous. The wearer, whethershe
be short or tall, must affect, if she does
not possess, dignity and grace. This
' principle also calls for greater care in
" the selection of a dress, and still great[
er care in the choice of a pattern. Not
) only the ligure and face of the person
should be considered, but the personal
' characteristics as well. How to do
this requires some knowledge and a
; thorough appreciation of art, combining
with this natural quality its conn
terpart,. good taste.?Ncto Xori^Wortdt L
A curious little hand screen is made
of six sheets of pink tissue paper, a
sheet of bristol or card-board, naif a
yard of pink satin, a yard and a half of
quilled pink satin ribbon, three-quarters
of a yard of pink satin ribbon not
plaited, a spool of pink sewing silk, and
a bottle of mucilage. For the handle
cut from a small Japanese fan the long
bamboo stick, whioh answers nicely
and is stronger than wood of any kind.
From the bristol board cut two circular
; pieces, each six or seven inches in diameter.
Smoothly cover one side of
each niece with the pink satin, and ov
erhand them together, the satin side
out. Make a slil about two inches
deep in one end of the bamboo handle,
and insert the satin circle. Use pins as
rivets to fasten the screen and handle
together; one pin at each end of the
slit, passing them through from one
side to the other, and as the points will
be too long cut them off with a pair of
sharp pincers, leaving a small portion
of the pin to bo turned against the handle
and hammered down flatly, thus
holding the screen and handle securely
together. Ia the very center of the circle
paint with water colors a pretty design
of birds or flowers; or, instead of
painting, a bunch of artificial pink
roses, buds and their foliage may be
fastened. The tissue papcr'is then to
bo cut m strips about four inches wide,
the entire width of the sheet, then
fringe the strip qnitc finely, leaving
half an inch at the top for a heading to
be pasted to the screen. The fringe *is
then crimped with the scissors or the
back of a knife by gathering or pinching
it up betweo i the fingers and knife,
as a luftle is crimped. Each piece is tr
be clone in this way, then unfolded and
shaken out that the fringe shall not be
matted together. Coat the plain heading
of the fringe with mucilage, and
paste one piece at a time all around the
outside edge of the circle. Then row
after ro v, each one falling closely over
tiie other until the satin is covered to
the sui 11 circle which contains the
painting or flowers. To finish the edge
of the hist row which is fastened to the
satin sew on the quilled satin ribbon;
the plain satin ribbon is tied in a bow
round the handle. In pasting the
fringe on the screen it must be allowed
to fall outward, as the feathers on a
fan, and each side of the screen most
be covered in the same manner. They
are very convenient to use as screens
tor the" face when sitting beside the
lire, or as a shield for the eyes from
A Scientific Novelty.
The "Botha Schloss," in Berlin, con
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particular attraction, namely, a monster
movable globe, made of copper,
the work of a blind clock-maker, on
the construction of which the energetic
man spent seventeen years of hi.1; life.
Tiie globe, which represents earth,
turns on its own axis by means of a
mechanism. An artificial moon moves
round the globe in twenty-eight days
and six hours, while a movable metal
band, on which the hours are marked,
indicates the mean time in the different
parts of the earth. Hound the upper
part of this immense globe, which
weighs a ton and a half, and whose surI
face measures 126 feet in diameter,
spins a railroad car (capable of holding
, six persons),which serves to give a bet,
ter view of the regions of the north
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in oil, and i.eccssitatedthe employment
of two men during one entire year. The
i sun is represented by an apparatus
[ lighted by an intense Drummond cal,
cium li^ht, which enables the spectator
to watch the origin and change of the
, different portions of the day, the early
dawn, the twilight, eclipses of the sun
, and moon, etc. Connected with the
i interesting show are cosmical leci
Sir John and His Learned Dog.
Sir JOQD JjUODOCK counuues ins turious
experiments with his dog, and he
hopes in time to make the creature as
accomplished as the average biped. It
| is about eighteen months since he began
the education of the wonderful
! poodle, "Van." His idea was that the
dog, if he wanted anything, should ask
for it, and, as his bark might not be
r intelligible, a series of cards were ar;
ranged by which he might make known
| his desires. Thus a card labeled "Food"
. is laid within his reach, and when he is
' hungry he takes it up in his mouth and
r brings it to his master. In the same
wav. if he wants to go out, he picks up
[ a card with the word "Out"' upon it,
. and brings that up. Another and very
[ favorite card with him is labeled
, "Bone," for its presentation is followed
' by the bestowal of a toothsome morsel.
I The pieces of card-board are about ten
. inches long and three inches wide.
Having succeeded in teaching the ani'
mal so far, Sir John has been lately try.
ing experiments in order, if possible, to
| t ach it to distinguish color. But this
has hitherto, he says, proved a failure.
One circumstance, however, militates
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movement?Sir John's recent marriage
to a young and beautiful woman. Be1
fore that event Van used to sleep in his
master's room, and many opportunities
I for giving lessons were found. Now
'l Van is banished to his own mat, and
" has grown sulky. At all events, the
^ color experiment has failed.
'No. I don't allow card plavins: in
! my house." said Popinjay, "but in spite
1 of me the ?irl.s will have a little game
> of scven-up about every night," "How
! is that?" inquired Blobson, iaapuzded
i tone. "Why," rejo'ned F-pinjay,
' "theiH) are four of thorn and the/ gen^
erally have three fellows up witli them
? until" 11:80 o'clock?Burlington Fret
Th-e >lischlef Arises from the Time and Planner
of Eating:?The Remedy.
A man in fair condition?or a horse,
ox, or a dog, for that matter?will live
at least forty days without food, and
ten days without either food or drink;
but not three minutes without air. We
can skip a meal or two, or even fast a
day or two or more, whenever there
are indications that we have "got ahead
of our digestion and excretion," with- j
out the fear of "starving." This one
lesson, if fully appreciated by everybody,
and acted upon would save thousands
of lives every day. It would extend
the average age of life by many
years. Every one will admit that we
eat too much; but few, indeed, have
anything like a Correct idea as to the
decree of excess commonly indulged
in everywhere. If we regard this question
in its "bearing upon, say the farmers.
bow many, let me ask, in the
hundred make any sort of calculation
as to how much food is demanded for
so much work? How many take one
meal less, or less at either regular meal
on the dav succeeding an idle day,
.Vhen.perSaaps, by reason of more leisure
rriore>-!>2s teen eaten than on a
Supposing the ease of a laborrin^ and
well-nourished man?one in a wellbalanced
condition; he should eat less
when at light work or on half time,
and much less whenever he passes a
day of entire rest, for less of his bodily
tissues have been used, or perhaps toe
should say, less of his stored-up nutriment
has been consumed, and, therefore,
less is required to restore the balance,
or, so to speak, make good his
vital bank account. In winter, except
when working hard in the open air,
the farmer should eat less than any
other season of the year. If so working?as
in the lodging swamp, or when
employed in getting out and "workingup"
the year's wood?he will require
more in winter than in summer. He
will require more: but supposing that
he largely overeats in summer? taking
habitually more than would be best for
him? Does he do this? Let me take
aside almost any one in the first dozen
farm-houses we enter, and question
him a little, ?ay in "haying." He will
probably show up something of a dyspeptic.
Let me say, first off: "I have
been there;" have worked on a farm,
summer after summer, and know just
how to handle my suppositious candidate.
Not only did I observe the prevalence
of dyspepsia :>mong farmers and
farm hands, but I suitered in my own
person from indigestion (dyspepsia),
in spite of hard work and out-door air.
Beyond question, much of the mischief
arises from the time and manner of
eating, especially at the most busy
season of the year- Farmors work hard
at this season and should eat well; but
they constantly err in eating when
t red, and they resume work directly
after eating?"two \ery serious violations
of natural law. Again, the farmer's
heaviest weal? the mu h!esf,
lea^t chewable, greasiest, and, consequently,
least digestible meal and least
nourishing meal?is eaten at mid-day,
when he is already somewhat tired and
very much heated, and when he must
immediately resume' his hardest and
hottest work. There is not a single
wholesome feature in this whole process.
The farmer could not treat him
sen worse^ except ujl auuiu^ a "nipper11
of spirits before IHe meal anxr a
"pipe11 of tobacco after. Of the three
transactions, bad as the last two named
assuredly are, and always harmful, the
meal such as it is and taken under the
conditions described is even worse.
But this is the custom, and it is kept
up without any question or thought as
to whether it is precisely wrong or not
So far as the work and the outdoor air
are concerned the farmer's life, in summer,
is one of the wholesomest sort; and
if he would breakfast lightly, lunch at
noon more lightly (or better still, lie
in the shade for an hour), and then at
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eat the principal meal of the day, ana
of plain, natural food, he would be the
gainer in every way. If he would treat
the pork he raises upon the principle
of rae wise doctor who will not "take
his own pills," he would have less occasion
for swallowing pills and potions;
and if farmers, not only, but people in
general, would make themselves somewhat
wi$e in t}je matter of health-laws?
simple and plain as they are?"So simple
and plain," says one of the wisest
of physicians, "that the people refuse
to understand them"?most of the doctors
and the druggists would be forced
to take to the soil for a livelihood themselves.?C.
E. I'aige, M. D., in K T.
The Frozen Wonders of Siberia.
"When I was in Siberia," said Captain
Furskins, "it was so durned cold
that your breath would freeze and drop
in lumps to the ground. But we had
lots of fun. There were plenty of jack
rabbits and other game, but it was too
cold to handle a gun. So on a clear
moonlight night we would set a couple
of big hea light lanterns on the glistening
snow, way out on the steppes,
and just wait for developments. The
rabbits would be attracted by the intense
licrht, which was reflected for a
gre&O WVi. OJaV/VT VLUOI., vfcUM.
-would all gather in a circle around the
lamps in mute astonishment at the free
picnic they were having. By and by
their eyes would begin to water from
the intensity of the light, and as drop
after drop rolled down it formed an
icicle from the ground up, which finally
froze solid to the eye-balls and there
we had 'em. Next morning all you
had to do was to take 'em by the tail
and break 'em off the icicles."?Missouri
The most sagacious sheep in North
Carolina is an old ram that belongs to
J. A. Adcock, in Sandy Creek-Township.
He cannot only distinguish the
persimmon trees from trees of other
growth in the pasture, but has learned
how'to get the fruit down from them.
This lie does by muting tne tree, jtie
gets off a suitable distance, stands on
his hind legs, as if in the attitude of
fighting, and strikes the tree a vigorous
blow with his head. When he has
shaken the persimmons off he quietly
eats them and goes on his way until his
appetite demands more. This wise old
ram used to rob the apple trees in the
same way.?Henderson Golden Leaf.
A democratic editor of Pennsylvania
thus puts himself in line to be struck
by any official lightning that may be
playing: around next March: "Our republican
friends have generally made
it a rule to put newspaper men" in the
postoffices, and the rule strikes us very
favorably. Editors are the poorestpaid
party servants, and a good postoffice
salary wonld be a deserved recognition
of services to the party and
the country generally. Modesty forbids
us being more explicit at present."
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In South America :i shrub of the cactus
family has been discovered whose
flowers are visible only when the wind
blows. The plant is about three feet it
height, and on the stalk are a numbet
of little iumps from which the flower?
orotrude when the wind blows unor
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The Free Methodist minister at Colorado
Springs owr.s a cow twenty-three
years old, a d lie challenges the country
to show tip her senior. This may
not be the oldest cow living, bnt there
are a eruat manv uconle who believe
they have seen pieces of older ones or .
their breakfast tables.
A raffle for a lawn recently took placc
in a Mont .na town. After the raffle
was over the holder of the winning
ticket asked for his fawn, supposing *
the animal to be a pet in some family.
The lady manager of the affair told hiir
it was out in the hills with its dam, anc
all he had to do was tc 'go and catch it.
A Is or: U Carolina colored man recently
found a lady's workbag, containing
$40 in money and a diamond pin.
and kept it intact three months, mean- J
while searching everywhere for the
owner. When at last he found her, il
proved tor be a lady. o<f. wealth, whe
opened -Tier heart? antT-rewarded the
colored man's honesty with a gift of 2S
cents. ' ??
In Montreal snow is not allowed itc
remain deeper than six inches on the
sidewalks, and the snrface must be kept
even. The clearing of roofs and
walks must be finished before 9 a. m.
Twenty dollars and costs is the penalty
for tenants and owners who ignore the
cmc oy-law in to is resoect, and all responsible
citizens are liable to arrest'
without warning for its contravention.
Denmark spends $55,000 annually for
agricultural tear'.'u^. There are dairy
schools and s hoc Is in agriculture.
Improved method are taken up by
every Dane, from the King down to the
humblest farmer. The consequence is
that this little, cold, barren country is
able to export large numbers of excellent
cattle, quantities of farm and dairy
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ing and comfortable. . ^
The Turkish woman is superstitious
in the extreme. Sbe believes in charms.
She will not live an hour bereft of her
three-cornered bit of leather which encloses
the mystic phrase that is potent
to ward off the evil e*e. She distrusts
Tuesday as the mother of ill-luck, and
will not celebrate the birthday anniversaries
of her children, or even record
the date, lest some magician uses it to
cast a spell against the child.
There is a lady residing in Paris at
present who is said to be preparing a
genuine sensation for publication.It
is to be a brochure, in which she attempts
to prove that she is the eldest
daughter of Qneen Victoria. She claims
to be able to show that she was substi
tuted in the place of the Crown Princess
of Germany, with the connivance
of some of the court habitues, and without
the knowledge of the mother.
Eii Perkins was given a reception
worthy of his reputation at Yankton,
D. T. * lie was advertised to lecture in
the opera house, but when he reached
the hall, though it was brilliantly
lighted, not a soal was to be seen, nor
did any one come in during the half
hour the committee spent in expressing
its surprise to the great fabricator.
Then he look him over to Market Hall,
.wherea pa ked house greeted him with
a srreat TaTTgnr"
In spite of Signor Brignoli having resided
so long inAmerica and the fact that
he married an American lady, he never
learned to speak our language with
any degree of fluency or correctness. At
one time when he was staying at a hotel
at Long Branch he missed his hairbrush:
nrmliie to find it he ranc his bdll.
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and when his servant appeared he said,
in a very curious tone: Yesterday I
was a hairbrush; to-day?where am I?"
Tennessee has now sixteen coalmines
in successful operation. It is
said that the Scwanec coal-mines are
the best ventilated mines in the State,
if not in the South. They have sc
many entrances, connected with each
other, that the atmosphere in them i?
not only delightful, but the temperature
remains the same all the year
round. Miners wear the same clothing
in the mines during the Winter months
that they wear in the Summer. Twelve
hundred" ard thirty men are engaged ir
these and the South Pittsburgh mines, "?
and 600 more miners would be employed
if they were to be had.
The superintendent of the New York
Women's Protective Union gives an interesting
account of the wages of women
belonging to the union. Actresses
of the ballet and utility get from $5 tc
$7 and from $18 to $30 a week. Milliners
each from $6 to $18, dressmakers
from $6 to $8. Housekeepers get from
$30 to $100 per month. This includes
board. Trained nurses earn $20 to $3l'
a month. Proof-readers make from $15
to $20, and copyists get from $4 to $12
a week. Saleswomen earn $3 to $12 a
week. Teachers of languages earn
from 25 cents to $1 an hour. Telegraph
operators get $540 a year.
"I have," says a well-known New
Wvrlr Prnfpssnr. "taucht the art of rid
ing in Germany,where the unemotional
German lass is persevering enough, but
lacks the fearless dash and energy ol
the American girl. I hare traveled and
observed the English women as they
appear when on horseback, seen the
Andalusians maidens cantering over the
campagna on their bushy-tailed steeds,
and watched the French matrons as
they paraded past on high-stepping
chargers on the Bois de Boulogne, but
for graceful position and perfect ease
in the saddle 1 will place the American
girl against theru all."
Chatting with Gen. W. T. Sherman
the other day, he said a few pretty hard
things of newspaper men, though he
admitted that there were exceptions.
To illustrate how his kindness had been
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dispatch came to me about the Custer
massacre I called the newspaper boys
all in together. 'Now,' I says, 'here is
the dispatch. I put you all on your
honor to copy and return it to me.'
Then I gave it out two pages to this
one, t-.vo pa^es to that one, so thev
could all work at once. I turned my
baek\ and whisk?Jack Robinson?the
jispatch was gone. It never turned
up, either, and it is in consequence absent
from the place it ought to occupy
in the official record-."
The wild mustard in South America
is like that spoken of in the New Testament.
in the branches of which f^e birds
of the air may rest. Coming up out of
the earth so slender a stem that dozens
can iind :i starting point in an inch, it
darts up a slcnder/straight shoot, live,
ten, twenty feet, with hundreds of line,
feathery branches, locking ana interlocking
with all the hundred? around
it, till it is an inextricable network like
lace. Then it bursts into yellow bloom
oHll finnr fi?.it,hf?rv and like
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At times it looks like golden dust.
With a clear blue sky behind it, as it is
often seen, it looks like a golden snowstorm.?
San Francisco Bulletin.