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TlIOS, J. ADAMS? PROPRIETOR EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNES ; RY '?8, 1895. VOL LIX. NO. 52:
The average of human lifo has in
creased five per cent, in the past
Says the Detroit Tribune: China
and Armenia put England on both
sides of tho "dictates of humanity"
About two per cent., or one penny
in fifty, which reaches the United
States Sub-Treasuries is thrown out
as a bad coin, being either damaged
or a counterfeit.
Think of tho money lyiug idle in
Europe when the Russian loan of $75,
000,000 was subscribed for forty times
over, in twelve hours, exclaims the
St. Louis Star-Sayings.
Thc farmers of the gas belt ia Indi
ana have organized to protect them
selves against bold thieving of live
stock and grain. It is estimated that
there will be 15,000 members.
Cottage homes, in which to house
pauper children and nres?rve them
from the work-house taint, have been
provided by tho Sheffield (England)
Board of Guardians at a cost of $150,
000. - _
The Queen of Sweden, who has
always taken an interest in Swedish
hospitals and the nursing of the sick,
' had tho fiist experiments made in
Sweden with tho new cure for diph
Mr& Rorer, the oracle of cookery,
at a recent lecture, announced that a
family of six should live well on $10 a
week, provided, of course, that the
science of marketing is thoroughly
Russia is advancing rapidly -.n mili
tary civilization. For an instance,
the St. Louis Star-Sayings relaies, that
the lance shafts of her Cossacks are
now fitted to be used as punt poles or
as the handles of scythes with which
to cut hay on the march.
Sixty-three years ago Daniel "Web
ster had Isaao Barrett appointed o
page in the United States Senate.
Fifty-two years ago the special posi
tion of doorkeeper was created for
him, and he has held it since. He
now has the distinction of having been
in the service of thia Government
longer than any man living.
The New York Advertiser is remind
ed thaTTGeneral Washington was the
?&&im o^rmriTStreWj political Mt?D?B^
when he was President. General
Gates once alluded to him as that
"dark, designing, sordid, ambitious,
?vain, proud, arrogant and vindictive
kni. 'e. " Political denunciation seems
to have grown decidedly tame in these
later years. i
The surrender by the Mosquito In
dians of their rights under the treaty
of Managua leaves Nicaragua in com
plete sovereignty over the Mosquito re
serve, and puts an end to Great
Britain's pr?tentions to tho right of
protectorate over the reservation. Th?
New York Mail and Express states that
no fear remains of British inter
ference with the Nicaragua Canal Com
pany's right of transit across the
Assistant Secretary of the ?fcfeasury
Hamlin has issued an order to Collec
tor Kilbretii, of New York, directing
that, until fartt?er notice, the inspec
tion of luggage brought by passengers
on transatlantic vessels si-.ali not bo
stopped at sunset, as was done uoon
tho recent arrivals of the Teutonic
and Westernland. Hereafter, if the
inspection has been begun before sun
set, all the luggage must be passed
without interruption, thus saving pas
sengers unnecessary inconvenience.
An ostrich farmer in Southern Cali
fornia says in tho New York San that
the ostrich farming experiment is not
an entire success, although not a com
plete failure. He was one of the first
to engage in the business of raising
tho big birds for their feathers, and
expected to realize a big fortune
quickly. Ho says that, whiie much
money has been derived from the sale
of feathers, the birds do not increase
as rapidly as was. expected. Then,
very many are so vicious that it is im
possible to remove the feathers with
out killing them. He still hopes that,
as the farmers gain moro experience
in the management of the ostriches,
the business may become as big a suc
cess as was at first expected.
A damage suit, in which the jury
found for tho plaintiff, has been closed
in the St. Louis County Court, at
Clayton, Mo., which, it is believed, has
no precedent in the courts of the
United States or England. . The case
was one, relates the Atlanta Constitu
tion, in which a father claimed and got
a verdict for $5000 for the death of
his son, who war, killed by arailrjad
train, lt was proved that tho boy was
standing alongside the track when tho
train rushed by at a high rate of speed
and that he was hurled to the ground
and forced under the cars by the cur
rent of air made by the swift .motion
of the train. Deep interest has been
manifested in the peculiar and new
feature in tho case, the outcome of
which in the higher courts is likely to
open up a new field of action for dam
ages against railroads. -
THE RIDDLE OF WRECIC.
JDark hemlocks, seventy and seven,
Hl^h on the hili-slopc sigh-in droam,
With P'UTJJ- beads in hoaven*
They silver tho sunbeam.
Oan broken body or a tr???,
Btabbsd through f.nd slashed by lighlnin
Unsouled and fin m to see.
Hangs o'er thc hushed ravin?.
A hundred masts, a hundred more,
Crowd close against the sunset ?re3.
Their late adventure o'er.
They mingle with the spirrs.
But ono is. lying prone, alone,
Where gleaming gulls to seawarJ sweep,
White sand of burial blown
In sheets about its sleep.
When lightning's leashed and sea is still,
Ye sacrificial mysteries dreaJ,
Scapegoats of shore an t bill,
Your riddle may l e read.
-Selen Gray Cone, ia tho Century.
LOVE IN A SNOWSTORM.
Zz M. BABINGTON- BAYLEY.
HE was ft little
with honest gray
I f\ J) eyes and a sweet,
G ! fSi^ bashful face. Her
rVvi'* parents called her
?flL&tfpfof?- Dorothy; her
^?S^X^! fiends, Dolly.
fffip-^XT She had been
?.^^vj?T^^T- brought up very
?S^r3?SrfS Btrictly, and it
gYbrfttM l uk was not without
IjrV^jfWn1 misgivings that
her family allowed
her to visit her rich uncle and auut in
in London, but they could not well
refuse the invitation.
Dolly had been in London only one
short week, and she was bewitched
with everything she Baw. She loved
her undo and aunt, both of whom dis
played strong affections for her, and
indulged her in a freedom she had
never tasted before. She was delight
ed with the substantial old house, with
its large rooms, big fireplaces and
comfortable furniture. More than all,
6he admired London itself. The busy
streets, with their palatial shops ; the
colossal buildings-St. Paul'e, the
Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, the
broad, quiet squares, which seemed to
have been dropped down at random
among the wilderness of houses ; thc
gay restaurants and the brilliant, fas
cinating theatres. She particularly
liked it at night, when illumined by
countless lights, whose reflections
glittered on the pavement; and when
the black darkness of the sky, unac
companied by the deathly silence thut
it brought in the country, seemed
rather to enhance the noise and bustle
of the prodigal streets. There was
something ron: " * :.V
thrilled her, si
henrt beat fas
than ehe had ?
. There was r
thrown., into BO en
gaging s y . uric m: its
nncle and ?r ?\? .;.
ior by so
Dolly's p . . ' .
ner gi yoi
have made a special journey to JUUU
don to bring their daughter home.
Fortunately, they were ignorant.
There wa3 nothing really bad about
the lad. He had a very good heart,
but he wanted steadying a little. He
was exactly the sort of dashing, reck
less, freehanded young Englishman
that a handsome, manly fellow be
comes when placed in circumstances
of wealth and freedom. The first time
he saw his-cousin Dolly he decided
that sho was a very pretty girl, but
shy, and that it would be worth while
to draw her cut.
He found it not easy ; and that, not
witnmanding the fact, had he known
it, that there was in Dolly's heart an
intense willingness to be drawn out by
cousin Tom. But that shyness of
of hers'was a fashionable barrier.
She could not chatter ; the thing was
impossible. Her silence had been in
bred so long that it had become part
of her anatomical structure ; and Tom,
in spite of all his convesrational tal
ents and social polish, frequently
found himself reduced by it to a cor
res?)onding state. On the other hand,
if Dolly cotld not speak-, she could
look. She had extremely eloquent
eyes ; eyes that spoke far more than
her lips. Tom soon began to watch
those eyes and to love them. He no
longer attempted to make his cousin
talk ; her eyes rendered conversation
One afternoon, in the first week of
January, he sauntered into his moth
er's sitting room, and there discov
ered Doll}-, sitting, like tho historic
Miss Muflit, on a buffet in front of the
fire. Her fingers were busy with
some crochet work. Tom drew a chair
to thc fire.
"Aro vou going out to-night,
She lilted her eyes from her needle.
"Not to-night." *
"Xot. Are vou sorry?"
"I suppose your'e getting rather
tired of it. You've been out pretty
nearly every night lately, haven't
"Yes. I'm not tired of it, though;
I like it. But auntio and I are going
to have ft quiet evening to-night, and
I shall like that just as well."
There was a pause.
"Ar? you sure you will like it just
as well ?"
"I beg your pardon?" said Dolly.
Ho moved on his clr.ir. "Well,"
he said, "I want you to como out
with me to night, if. you will."
She looked m him in amazement.
"Out with you? Why, where to?"
"The theatre," ho responded.
Pleasure shono in her face. She
gasped with delight. "Ob, you arc
kind! But do you think auntie wili
"I'll ask her," said naughty Tom.
It was really very wrong of him, for
Dolly's parents would have been scan
dalized at the idea of their daughter
being seen in a theatre. However,
they were rot there to see it. It never
occurred to Dolly that it could be
wrong for her to go alter Tom had
proposed ir, and so, as Tom's parents
raised no objections, they started in
due course. Tba only condition im
posed on tbeoi (ttud thc sequel proved
it a sound one) was to wrap np well,
which they did.
How Dolly enjoyed the performance
it ie unnecessary to relate in detaiL
She did enjoy it immensely ; and she
frequently turned to Tom and thanked
him so earnestly for his kindness in
having brought her that Tom began
i to feel the ecstasy that follows virtu
ous conduct. Her enjoyment robbed
her, for the first time, of her shyness.
Her face glowed with au uuusual ani
mation. There was a color in her
cheeks and a sparkle in her eyes that
had not been there before. When a
shy maiden does wake up to anima
tion sho is ten timeB more dangerous
ly attractive than her vivacious sis
ters, who sparkle all clay long. Tom
thought his cousin's face more
seductively sweet than ho had imag
ined it could be. He warmed toward
her. Ho no longer wanted to draw
her out, to flirt with her. Ho was in
love now, ali the way.
They made no haste out of the the
atre, with the result that, when they
reached the street, thero was not an
"We'd better walk on a bit," said
Tom. "We shall come to one pres
There had been a heavy fall of snow
during the performance, and the pave
ment of the Strand was all slushy and
"It's rather unpleasant under foot,
Dolly," said Tom. "You'd better take
She did as she was bid, and imme
diately experienced a curious sense of
being owned. It seemed to her that
6ho belonged to her cousin. While,
as for Tom, the soft touch of those
small, gloved fingers on his coat sleeve
gave him more pleasure than all his
previous flirtations rolled into one.
When they came to Trafalgar Square
Dolly gave a little scream of delight.
"Oh," she cried, "how pretty 1"
It was pretty. The whole square
fountains, statues, and all, wherever
the snow oould find a lodging-lay
draped in white. The portions that
were free from snow looked doubly
black by contrast. It was a study in
white, with just a little black to help
it out. Overhead fleecy clouds scudded
rapidly, and a full, bright moon stared
down at the glittering panorama. The
square was as light as day.
"Oh, how beautiful ! I didn't think
London could look so lovely i"
Tom looked at the 6poaker, and
thought her lovelier than the scene
"Yes," he said, with his eyes on her
face, "it is beautiful, very beautiful
"Oh," eaid Dolly, "let us' walk
home. We don't want to take a cab
on a lovely night like thie. I wouldn't
miss the walk for the world. It isn't
far, really, is it?"
"About a mile," said Tom.
."Only a mile. Oh, that is nothing.
I T.At us walk. Shall we ?"
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but she blushed, "and her face looked
exquisitely pretty. I don't think Tom
was to be blamed very much for bend
ing dowj^tfpd kissing it. He should
not hay?-^aone it, of course; it was
wron;?; ,but tKo temptation was con
siderable? Dolly released hersolf in
dignantly, pushing him from her.
They walked a 6hort distance in awk
"Dolly, are you angry with me?"'
"Dolly"-very humbly-"I'm aw
fully sorry; but you looked so pretty
that I couldn't help it."
Still a severe silence.
"Won't you forgive me, Dolly?".
Tho gray eyes wero fixed on tho
ground, and the pretty lips were
pressed firmly together. He caught
her fingers. She tried to pull them
away, but it was useless.
"Wou't you forgive me, Dolly?" he
Sho found her voice at length.
"I wish you wouldn't make rae say
thiugs. Of course, I forgive you, but
-you oughtn't to have done it."
"I am really very sorry, Dolly," he
Then the suow came down.
There was no mistake about it,
either ; it did come down, with a ven
geance. Tho flakes wero nearly as
largo as a man's hand, and the sky
was full of them.
"Dolly," said Tom, firmly, "you
must take my arm and hold it tightly.
We aro goiug to catch it."
She took his arm, and he hurried
her along as fast as he could. It was
no use. The snow pelted their faces
so severely than in less two raiuutes
they were nearly numbed with the
"We must shelter somewhere till
the violence of the storm is spent,"
said Toni. Ho looked about him for
a convenient doorway. Fortunately,
there was ono near. He placed Dolly
inside it, so that thc tnow could not
get to her, and stationed himself at
"Aro you cold, Dolly?" he said.
"Not very, thank vou," she replied.
"I? Oh! it doesn't matter about
me, dear. You aro the important
member of this small community.
Are you sure you aro not cold? Will
you have my mutiler?"
Ho commenced to take it off.
"No, indeed!" exclaimed Dolly,
preventing him. "Do you think I
would take it from you? But it was
kind of you to offer it-very kind !
You are kind to me."
"Kind !" said Tom, warmly. "Who
could help being kind?"
Kc pressed moro closely to her.
Outside thc snow was descending
"Dolly,"' said Tom, speaking low,
"have you quite forgiven mo?"
She smiled, but did not say any
thing. His arm stolo round her
again. She made no effort to repulse
it. Ko looked nt her face. Thc cold
had turned it a dead white, but it was
beginning to glow again, and he
thought it had never looked prettier.
"Dolly," he whispered, "I lovo
Her heart bounded. He loved her !
Oh! tho blissful thought!
"Dolly," ho whispered again,
"could you caro for mo ever so lit
"Yes," she murmured.
Their eyes, and then their lip?, met.
After that I don't think either of them
mindeel the cold much.
They were prisoned in that sancti
fied doorway nn Hour before the snow
abated, aud then it took them another
twenty minutes to get home. They
were received with rejoicings.
"We thonght you had got lost,"
said the master of the house.
Dolly ran straight into her aunt's
arms, and burst into a fit of sobbing.
"My poor child !" said the lady, ca
ressing her, "you are overwrought!
and no wonder. Tom, .you haven'!
taken proper care of her."
"Oh! but he has," said Dolly, smil
ing through her tears. "It isn't
"She has promised to be my wife I"
The rest isn't worth telling.
SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL.
Dews are less abundant on islands
and on ships in midocean.
Darwin declared that insanity is
not peculiar to human beings. He as
serted tbat animals often become in
Tho earliest known attempt at an
explanation of the rainbow was made
by Aristotle. It wa3 along the line of
modern scientific investigation.
Many physiologists believe that in*
sanity is a return to the habits of the
wholly undeveloped man. Professor
Freeman writes that at different peri
ods of insanity the action of the un
fortunate patient becomes "horribly
Milk should bo kept at a distance
from every volatile substance, and
milk which has stood in sick chambers
should nover be drunk. The power
of milk to disguise the taste of drugs
-as potassium, iodide, opium, salicy
late, etc. -is well known.
Tho depths to which the sun's rays
penetrate water has recently been de
termined by the aid of photography.
It has been lound .that at a depth of
553 feet the darkness was to all in
tents and purposes the same as that
on a clear but moonless night.
The Canadian authorities have de
cided Ao test all cattle imported into
the Dominion with the Koch tuber
culine lymph. "If any animal is
found to be affected with tuberculosis
the owner will have the alternative of
takiug it back to the place whence it
came, or having it slaughtered with
As far as is known swallows' mi- :
gratory flights are always carried on.
by day. The fact that, though warb
lers and other migrants are constantly
found dead around lighthouses, hav
1 1 ?.? fchs5.?e!T33 t tv
. ... . ' . . '"-nh, s'Ti'lio"-. I
:.rt?;Jf. tl is vridesprta? t.:..<.nu.
peatedly. Tho same habit of "pos
snining" has been found to character
ize several varieties of snakes.
A medical paper reports cases from
Philadelphia hospitals where men who
have recovered from electrio shocks
of upward of a thousand volts "felt
no pain whatever. " As in the reports
of several of these cases it is said that
the subjects moaned and writhed be
fore recovering consciousness, it
would seem to bo more accurate to
say that they did not recall their suf
ferings at the time they made the
statement to their physician.
Tiie Last ol Her Tribe.
The last survivor nf the Delaware
Indians, who formerly owned all of
the lands in thpssectiou of New Jersey,
died a day or cwo ago in her humble
cottage iu Southampton township, N.
J., aud WAS buried from the little
Methodist chapel at Tabernacle. Her
name was Aun Pioberte, and she was
the widow of John Roberta, a mulatto,
who died a number of years a~o.
They had several children, some of
wbom are still living. A picturesque
figure she was as she stood
erect in front of her cabin with her
long black hair streaming over her
ehoulders, and tho neighbors all had
a wholesome respect for her. She
was nearly six feet in height, very
muscular, and despite her years-6be
was past ninety-could do a day's
chopping in the woods with almost
any of tho men in the neighborhood.
Tho house sho lived in was bought
with some pension money she had
secured on accouut of tho death of
one of her 3ons in the war. Somehow
she managed to pick up a living for
herself until her last illuess, when the
neighbors kindly supplied her wants
until the end came, when they gave
her a Christiun burial.
"Indian Ann," as she was called,
was the last survivor of the Edge
pillock Indians, a branch of tho Dela
wares. They were assigned to a
reservation in Sham on g township in
1757, where they remaiued for a Jong
t;.mo prosperous and happy. Then
they were removed to another tract
of land in Oneida County, New York.
Indian Anu's parents accompanied
them, but soon became weary and
returned to Burlington County, where
they lived in a cabin on the VVoolman
farm, near Mor.ut Holly, until their
death, which occurred some timo iu
the fifties.-Philadelphia Ledger.
Ti i i
Rules tor G:un Chewing.
The visible working of tho jaws in
chewing gum is not a pleasant sight,
aud that it exasperates sensitive peo
ple beyond measure is not unnatural.
A .Buffalo coachinan lost a good posi
tion tho other day because he would
persist in chewiug gum on tho box
while driving. The severest criticism
levelled at certain regiments of the
MasuiichusL'lts National Guard at a
reeen.1 i-Jbpecfciou waa taat many pri-.
vates and some officers chewod gum
on . parade. Tho only persons who
really ought to bo allowed to chew
gina arc policemen, on night service
only, and. members of football teams
in actual couti ict.---B?llalo Coin rn ex
THE NEWEST ARRANGEMENTS
IN WOMAN'S HAIR.
Coiffures Arc Parted and Full Coils
Arc Worn Low On tho Neclt
-Certain Styles Suit
THE hats havo revolutionized
hairdressing. It is a bit
comforting to think, howev
er, that there will not be a
total revolution in style, for French
hats rarely suit English faces, end
English bonnets aro seldom chosen by
Americans. The roke bonnet which
has such uglifying or beautifying pos
sibilities originated in Franco and it
is but natural to infer it will appear
in New York. Indeed, it has made its
advent already, says the New York
The thing that most concerns the
wonian of to-day in the fashionable
line is tho new arrangement of the
"hair. The bewitchment in jetty locks
andjgolden carls is really not merely
an agreeable romance of poets. Every
woman can practically prove the trans
figuring charm o? a becoming coiffure
and diecover for herself the magical
effect of increasing or decreasing her
apparent age by different ways of
dressing her hair.
No. 1, in the double column illus- -
trartion, shows the coiffure muoh be . c
praised by man. It. seems to be <
ideally feminine to wear one's tresses t
arranged with a parting. It is much i
in rogue now, but the only woman (
who can afford to dress her hair in '.
this Madonna-like mode is one who 1
has the face of a St. Cecelia or one j 1
with regularly modelled features, 11
whose lines have all the exquisite
softness and tenderness- characteristic
of happy youthfulness. Unhappily, .
this style of hair dressing is the most
trying of all ways. It apparently
adds years to the actual age. If the
face is long, it makes its lengh more
conspicuous. If the brow is low, it
gives heaviness and seems to detract
from the spirituality and intellectual
ity of the countenance.
No. 2 gives a profile view of a pretty
modification of the parted coiffure.
The hair is waved from the front, and
a few light curls grace the forehead.
The full, low coil is especially adapted
for day wear and the present style of
millinery. It should be avoided, if
not absolutely shunned, by the woman
whose nose is inclined to be small and
i "tip-tilted, like a flower," as some
I sweetly humane poet puts it.
j No. 3 is among the latest styles for
evening wear. It is neither high nor
low, and gracefully fulfils the require
ments of fashion. This arrangement
of the hair is especially felicitous for
an angular face, which needs the waves
and curls and coils to give it softness
and subdue lund lines.
Although the prevailing tendency
for hair dressing is herewith set forth,
it behooves every woman to consider
her individual need3 in arranging her
"crown of glory" and to individualize
the fashion to suit the shape of her
head and the modelling of her faoe.
No. i is a modification of No. 3. It
gives a greater height, retaining a
suggestion of the style of last season,
and yet not losing tho indefinable air
of being quite up to date.
The tendency of the hour is to wear
false hair and flamboyant arrange
ments in the shape of pulls and skele
ton coils to give the impression of
luxuriant tresses. Of course, to be in
harmony with the flaring, flaunting
sleeves, skirts and frills that are the
vogue, it was an artistic necessity to
add width, breadth, depth and all di
mensions to the head or it would look
exceedingly small and out of propor
A FAVORITE COLOB.
One of the favorite colors this sea
son ie a warm purple shado with au
admixture of taint pink, exactly the
tint which a few years since was
called puce, and proved such a be
coming background to those who re
joiced in golden locks and a clear
complexion. Of course, petunia, as it
is now called, shows to greatest advan
tage in miroir velvet, cordod silk, or
other rich fabrics which permit of
lights and shadows, falling upon the
folds so that they blend in an exqui
sito harmony. This color is much in
request for theatre gowns.
Simplicity in veils is decidedly passe.
Most of the now ones are trimmed
with either lace, ribbon or jet-some
in plain net have a rufila of lace about
au inch and a half wide, headed with
rows of narrow ribbon, not unlike
those used in our mothers' .flirtation
Again, coarso net veils are lined
with pink chiffon, thereby lending tho
?nts of youth to an otherwise ordiu
Wide belts are among the novelties
o allure feminines who delight in
lecorative fallals. Some of these
,'irdles are almost as wide and deep
s a bodice. The "Butterfly" belt 13
imong the prettiest of these adorn
nents. It is made in a variety of
naterials. The most elegant com
)ihation is in satin ribbon of any
?olor. The "Butterfly," which does
5?TTERFLY BELT OF CRYSTALS AND PEARLS.
luty as a buckle, is entirely composed
)f a pearl and crystal or jet butterfly,
tb is preferred. The curve of the
ivinys is especially adaptable and be
soming to the blouse fronts in chiffon.
The belt is finished with a rosette in
;he back. Everything in nature has
jeen plagiarised-not even the cab
Dage has escaped, for the little orna
mental "cnoux uows are modeicu
after this humble vegetable. Fashion
Beeks inspiration everywhere, and the
wonder is what next in nature will be
counterfeited in the modes of the
FRENCH TAILOR-MADE JACKET.
The illustration shows a close-fitting
jacket bodice in fawn-colored facer
cloth, trimmed with pointed lapeli
and wristlets in chestnut brown moir*
silk. BindiDg and gauntlets are ii
plain bengalino. Wavy brown braic
tipped with trefoils accentuates th<
gores and the seams at the back, whicl
A TAILOR-MADE JACKET.
extend as flutings below the waist, thi
remaining part of the waist bein?
moulded to the figure. Large tor
toiseshell buttons are used. Crava
tie and upstanding collar in brow]
silk. Black velvet toque and quills
EMBROIDERED CHIFFON* FOR TRIMMING
The popularity of diaphanous trim
ming fabrics continues, and embroid
ered chiffon is one of the fancies o
the momeut. Black chiffon embroic
ered in gold, blue, pink, pale-green
indeed all shades of color, is muc
liked for trimming black dresses, J
black satin waist is almost covere
with chiffon about a quarte: of a yar
wide. The ground of this is blacl
the edge is embroidered in pink, an
tiny rosebuds in pink with green leave
are scattered over it. Some of thes
trimmings are close fitting, others ar
ruffled and set on with just enoug
fullness to make them gracefu!
Crimped and plaited chiffon comes b;
the yard and is very easy to use, ht
sides furnishing ingenious women wit
the opportunity to adjust and arrang
in novel and becoming fashions thes
REIGN OF THE ENORMOUS SLEEVE.
Sleeves now extend straight out o
a level with the shoulders, forming
horizontal line, which from the tw
projectiug points of the sleeves ofte
measure two yards across. Fortui
ately these excreaences are pliabh
Otherwise people in tbe public coi
veyances would be seriously incon
moded by the present fashions. Thi
squared effect of the shoulders :
greatly en hu need by the straight tal
I and berthas which are now worn an
i which extend out over the sleeve
I without auy folds- ,
Highest of all in Leavening Po*
Ribbon, $3 a yard, goes on white
baskets that cost 31.
Light changeable silks have a frost
ed effect for the triumphant blouse.
Alsatian bow effects in short plumes
are among the novelty hat trimmings.
New artificial flowers for house dec
oration will almost deceive the florist.
A generous sign of the times is in
crease in size of wedding cake boxes.
"Brownie" toques are shown for
children, and are immensely popular.
Chinchilla capes are among the most
elegant garments of the- winter sea
Many grotesque styles masquerade
these days as alleged colonial fash
Bangles coming back are a period
of what caa be called prolonged neg
Purses for women made of the now
highly fashionable chinchilla fur are
New piano covera are of scarlet
plush, beautifully embroidered io
Large round yoke collars of lace
[ have the pattern outlined with a silk
Dealers say the pointed Bhoes have
reich ed the limit, and will now de
Large, stout women wearing the
I small derby make even the melancholy
Dull blue and French gray station
ery is having a run equal to a through
Tight lacing, and not dyspepsia, is
what makes eo many disagreeable "so
ciety women. "
An inmate of an old ladies* home in
Bath. Me., has put li,905,695 stitohes
into a orazy quit not yet finished.
Mrs. Hetty Green, of New York,
though possessed of many millions, es
capes with an assessment upon $10, OOO.
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. . ..::nsni!-c, iff ?vbotuVto publi-: ': s
. .ol of N-i~ ru???S?d '.1?Q. TLr? hf ii
is ti bc ett?tiie? ' Lisbeth Wilson."
5?ias Dr. Jennie ??yl&ri niece r-'
Bishop T'y1.'' ; * *. '.. ptest
walked 500 miles inland,- and was not
sick a minute at any time.
The Dowager Czarina is Grand Mis
tress of the Ladies* Older of St. Cath
arine, founded by Peter the Great.
The badge of the Order is the first fe
male decoration in Europe.
There is a society in China called
the "Heavenly Foot Society," the
members of which aro pledged not to
marry any woman whose foot has been
cramped of its natural growth.
It is strange that we always think
of Anna Katharine Green as a writer
of detective stories when, in reality,
only five of her fifteen published
books belong to that class of fiction.
Mrs. Bradley-Martin's titled daugh
ter is known in Eughsh society as
"little Lady Craven," because of her
diminutive size, youth and childish
manners, which have fascinated the
Mrs. Langtry, the professional
beauty, hi said to attribute the per
fect health she is now enjoying to her
long walks, regardless of wee-ther.
a. tramp of ten miles is nothing un
usual for her.
Queen Victoria received three prl2es
at the Smithfield cattle show and the
Prince of Wales captured two. Brit*
?6h royalty either raises fine cattle or
has a strang "pull" with the judges at
the prizv exhibitions.
Mes. L. A. Starkweather, of Kan
sas City, Mo., ono of the first women
solicitor^ of life insurance, says she
Ands no difficulty in inducing women
to insure. lu one month she wrote
5211,000 on the lives of women.
It is said that Lord Beaconsfield'a
most successful compliment to tho
Queen was: "Authors, m?dame, like
your Majesty and myself." She
thinks that she is an author, and takes
great pride in the book which she has
Through the zealous efforts of Mme.
Henri Schmal, editor of the organ of
the French New Woman, a bill hui
been approved by a committee of the
French Chamber giving women full
control over the product of their per
Mlle. Louise Nikita, who is an
American girl, and a descendant ol
Daniol Boone, has made the great op
eratic success of the season in Paris as
Mignon. The composer of tbs opera
says that she is the only artist thal
ever snug and acted it to his entire
When the late Dr. McCosh firsl
oame tu Princeton his daughters some
what astonished gallant undergradu
ates who took the youug ladies out to
walk. It was no mere easy jaunt of a
mile or s.> th it the President's daugh
ters wished, but a tramp of a dozer
miles at a good round pace that test?e
the powers of thoir escorts.
Lady Henry Somerset knows ven
little about the luxury of rest. Sin
is an indefatigable worker. In everj
good cause she is interested, and hei
interest means practical help. Dur
ing thc last year shu held 115 meet
ings an I twenty-seven conference3.
She traveled over 3 )33 miles an.
spoke in twenty couuties to ab J u
rer.-Latest U. S. Gov't Report
for these imitations and substi
tutes, they are poor stuff at the
best and increase your misery.
Take Simmons Liver Regulator
only. You will know it by the
large red Z on the face of every
package and by the elief it gives
when taken for Dyspepsia, Indi?
gestion, Constipation, Biliousness
and Sick Headache.
J. H. ZEILIN & CO., Philad'a, Pa-:.
How a Household May Get Rid of
Those notorious household pests,,
buffalo beetles, ( moths, and ants,
have furnished materi?l for a report
by State Entomologist C. H. F?rnald,
of Massachusetts, which will soon
be made public. The follow^1 is.an
abstract from the report, - which will
be of great interest to all 'house;
"I have tried many methods for
the destruction of the buffalo beetle,
and find no more successful way of
keeping a house free from them than
bj a very careful watch for the beetles
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"The beetles usually lay their eggs
and the larvae attacks the carpets
under their exposed edges, and these
parts may bo protected by washing
over the edges and a few inches of
the under .sides witli a solution of
corrosive sublimate in alcohol in the
proportion of sixty grains to one
pint. The alcohol quickly evapo
rates, leaving the corrosive sublimate
over all tho fibers of the carpet where
the application has been made. It
must be remembered that corrosive,
sublimate is a poison, and cannot be'
safely used where children play upo?
"The larva of tho pitchy carpet
beetle is often found feeding on
carpets in the same manner as the
buffalo carpet beetle, and sometimes
associated with it. There is but one
generation in a year, as indicated by
those which I have bred, for larvae
found in June did not transform to
perfect beetles until tho following
May. The remedies for this pest, are
tho same as for the buffalo beetle.
"It is desirable, where rugs are
used instead of carpets, to take them
up and shake them out of doors fre
quently during the Spring and Sum
mer. If carpets are used, and they
become infested, it is well to lay wet
cloths along the edges, and use a hot
flatiron on them. If this is properly
done, it will force the steam down
through the carpets, killing not only
moth, but also any carpet beetles
that may be feeding beneath.
"All garments liable to be attacked
by carpet beetles or clothes moths,
if not to be used during the Summer,
should be thoroughly shaken and
then packed away in tight paper
bags, or in pasteboard boxes, with a
strip of paper pasted around the edge
of the cover, so as to leave no crack.
'Small lsd ants often infest dwell
ing houses and become an intolerable
nuisance. Tho important thing is
to find t. cir nests, for it is then a
comparatively easy matter to destroy
the whole colony. It may be that
tho removal of a board where they
come into a room will expose their
head-quarters, when a little kerosene
poured over it will destroy all the
inmates. If they come from some
ant hill outside of tho house, they
can be destroyed by making holes a
foot apart in tho hill and pouring a
tablespoonful of bisulphide of carbon
nto each and stamping down. The
bisulphide of carbon quickly evapo
rates, and, permeating the ground,
destroys all in tho colony."
THOUGH ritt fe is said or written
about the Grangers nowadays, they
still koop up their organizations in
the northern New England States,
notably Maine, where they are an
important social if no longer a politi
cal factor in rural life. At their
meetings, usually occurring twice a
month, the discussion of agricultural
topics is followed by singing and reci
tations, and, among, the younger
folks, by rustic games. Often the
entire grange of one town will be en
tertained on a slated evening by the
grange of another, and thu& neigh
borly feeling is promoted as well os
the improvement and elevation of the